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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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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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15 November 2002 (Iceland)  »

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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 »

Goofs

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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References The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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A wonderful telling of a fairy tale
14 August 2002 | by (Kansas City, Missouri) – See all my reviews

While the social commentary is quite obvious, the fairy tale feel of this movie is pretty good. There's sort of a surreal portrait of the modern world as a world of dangers in which almost everyone is corrupted...except for Beatrice who, guileless, goes through the world loving even the woman who mugs her at the airport. The Monster is a cynical, ancient creature who fits the stereotype of the lonely outcast. In one of the best lines in the film as the Monster is pining for the fear of humans, he is warmly hugged by a sleepy Beatrice who says, "I'm afraid of you." It's a very good film, told as a cautionary tale in the modern world with fairly black and white characters. Well worth seeing for the storybook feel, some good though odd acting, and the lush scenery.


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