Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town awaits the imminent visit from a committee which holds its fate in their hands as to whether they merit a local Business Excellence award: everything has to be perfect when the time comes. Working against the clock, the company’s proprietor, Blanco (Bardem) pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.
This dark comedy starring Javier Bardem has collected a record total of 20 nominations in the Spanish national Goya awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. In Spanish with English subtitles. Director Fernando León de Aranoa (Spain 2021) 120 min.