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No Such Thing (2001)

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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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The Boss
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Dr. Anna
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The Monster
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
Stacy Dawson ...
Mugger
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Karlsdóttir / Gate-Manager (as María Ellingsen)
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Journalist
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Judy
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Storyline

Disgusted with human evolution and a society driven by instant gratification and voyeuristic sensationalism, a foul-mouthed Monster kills anyone who crosses his path. When a news crew sent to investigate the Monster disappears, their ratings-obsessed boss sends a guileless young woman to follow up on the story. This young journalist forges an unlikely friendship with the Monster. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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monster | creature | society | fiance | boss | See more »

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A modern day fable.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

15 November 2002 (Iceland)  »

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Monster  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$25,324 (USA) (29 March 2002)

Gross:

$60,006 (USA) (12 April 2002)
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Trivia

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 »

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When the two men are shot in the airport, the imprint of one of the actors' "blood bag"s can be seen through his shirt. See more »

Quotes

The Monster: [sighs]
Beatrice: What are you thinking about?
The Monster: [after a long pause] Nobody's afraid of me any more.
Beatrice: [She pats his back and rests her head on his shoulder] I'm afraid of you.
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User Reviews

 
A Fable about good and evil
15 February 2011 | by (Clemson, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

A thoughtful, intelligent film about science, human nature and the need for the dichotomy of good & evil. The "monster" is something we have made in which to lock up all the evil of which we humans are capable. Science and human kindness are the saviors, the forces that can eradicate the need for such symbols.

In order to tame "evil", the good have to endure suffering, symbolized by the young ingenue who is injured and healed : a Christ-like character.

This movie is gentle, sensitive and moving as well as filled with delicate humor. I have my own copy so I can watch it occasionally.


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