IFCEntertainment's prolific acquisitions streak continued this week as the companyannounced it had taken all US rights to Lars Von Trier's Danish comedy Bossof It All.
Thefilm was produced by Vibeke Windelov, Meta Foldagers and Von Trier's ZentropaEntertainment and will open through IFC First Take in spring 2007. IFC Filmspreviously handled Von Trier's Manderlay.
VonTrier directed from his own screenplay about a businessman who hires an actorto play the role of his fictitious company president when potential purchaserscome knocking.
TheDanish cast includes Jens Albinus, Peter Gantzler, Louise Mieritz, Iben Hjejle,Mia Lyhne, Henrik Prip and Casper Christensen.
"Boss displays the countless and varied talents that make LarsVon Trier one of the most gifted directors in the industry," IFCEntertainment president Jonathan Sehring said. "Adding a Von Trier film tothe First Take roster is a testament to the worldwide appeal of thisprogram."
IFC'sSehring, Liz Nastro and newly appointed vice president of acquisitions andproduction Arianna Bocco negotiated the deal with Trust Films' sales executiveNatja Rosner and lawyer Frederik Stege on behalf of the film.