Good Boss, The (2021): Spanish Farce, Starring Javier Bardem

Gender warfare in the workplace is central to the Spanish farce The Good Boss, in which Javier Bardem’s sexist company CEO Blanco is flummoxed by changing corporate culture, while his sexual exploitation of a young intern backfires.

“The film explores the power dynamics within the workplace, how they interact and affect the personal lives of employees,” says director Fernando León de Aranoa. “It speaks on the abuse of power, exercised in different forms: paternalism, depersonalization and the deterioration of labor relationships.”