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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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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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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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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

Hal Hartley originally wanted Jean-Luc Godard to play the role of The Monster. 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: Nobody's afraid of me any more.
Beatrice: ...I'm afraid of you
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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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