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No Such Thing (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  15 November 2002 (Iceland)
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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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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$60,006 (USA) (12 April 2002)
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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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References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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Prescient & Affecting
2 January 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

According to its release dates, this movie previewed at Cannes in spring 2001, but is uncanny in its depiction of post-9/11 world view. Perhaps that was the cause of its minimal distribution in U.S.; I can think of no other good reason for its neglect. Everything about the movie works -- a superb and surprising cast, wonderful script and locations, and an adventurous and affecting score (by the director).


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