El buen patrón
'Hard work, balance, loyalty' - it is the motto of charismatic factory owner Julio Blanco, who runs a business producing industrial scales. His company will soon be visited by a committee awarding the prestigious prize for Business Excellence and Blanco is keen to win it, so everything must be perfect. But all is not perfect; he has to deal with the angry, vindictive José, a former employee he recently fired. The problems pile up when Blanco's production manager and childhood friend Miralles goes into meltdown and he also gets it on with intern Liliana. He goes to extremes in his attempt to restore the façade of perfection and in doing so, turns everything upside down.
In this black comedy, written by himself, director Fernando León de Aranoa shows with a keen eye what it is like on the work floor. There are no heroes, there are no villains, there are just worn-out labour relations. Javier Bardem plays the leading role.