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"No Such Thing" tells the story of a young journalist who journeys to Iceland to find her missing fiancée only to encounter a mythical creature. She eventually forges a relationship with the being.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margrét Ákadóttir ...
Rental Agent
Julie Anderson ...
Beautician
Anna Kristín Arngrímsdóttir ...
Sólveig
Ilene Bergelson ...
Ethel
Guðrún María Bjarnadóttir ...
Marta (as Guðrún Bjarnadóttir)
Bessi Bjarnason ...
Captain
Helgi Björnsson ...
Leó
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Dr. Anna
Stacy Dawson ...
Mugger
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Karlsdóttir / Gate Manager (as María Ellingsen)
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Journalist
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Judy
Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson ...
First Mate
Brynhildur Guðjónsdóttir ...
Ticket Clerk
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Beatrice works as a researcher at a sensationalist New York based media organization, although she is more often than not tasked with making coffee than anything else. Unlike her colleagues, she is shy, soft spoken and a Plain Jane of a woman. She convinces her cutthroat boss to send her on assignment to Iceland, where one of their camera crews, led by Beatrice's fiancé Jim, has gone missing, they who were investigating eyewitness accounts of what was largely seen as a long held urban myth of a medieval monster. En route to Iceland, Anna becomes the sole survivor of the plane crashing, her survival considered a miracle. She is quickly abandoned in Iceland by her boss, as she will not consent to become the media darling to tell the story of the crash, leaving her alone in her long physical and emotional recovery. Beatrice believes her emotional recovery can only be fulfilled by still finding out what happened to Jim, the camera crew who were last known to be in a remote and isolated ... Written by Huggo

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A modern day fable.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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15 November 2002 (Iceland)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,324, 31 March 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$60,006, 14 April 2002
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Trivia

Robert John Burke described to Fangoria Magazine that he once decided to walk through downtown NYC in his Monster make-up, and no one gave him a second glance. See more »

Goofs

It is never explained why a reclusive Icelandic Monster should speak English with an American accent. Maybe he absorbs the language of people he kills, but the issue is never addressed. See more »

Quotes

The Monster: Nobody's afraid of me any more.
Beatrice: ...I'm afraid of you
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Connections

References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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A brilliant idea, wonderfully executed. I highly recommend Dan Tester's review.
21 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed the film very much when watching it (had to rewind it and watch most of it again). The acting and directing are true art, both bold and understated, throughout. -- The fact that the film seems to have been generally panned in the newspapers (Roger Ebert, as always, has no clue whatsoever, and does his best, again as always, to undermine the chances of anyone seeing them film) makes this excellent review by Dan Tester all the more appreciated on my part. It's best to see the film without having read the review, since, in a way, the film is really an "idea" that it's best not to "get" before you start. It's strange and unfamiliar, though playing with the familiar, and to have the deciphering code would take away very much. But it's good to read the review afterwards. The film won't blow you away; it's mellow. But you'll enjoy it, and it'll grow on you in only the way a truly worthwhile story can. Perhaps 10 is too high of a rating, but the other ratings are too low, so I'm trying to raise the average. Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool" I would give a 10. Having now seen my second Hartley film, I think I would recommend any other film of his, sight unseen.


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