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A Man Like Me (2002)

Maður eins og ég (original title)
A postal worker has some lunch in a chinese restaurant and falls in love with the waitress, who happens to be chinese. They start dating and quickly fall in and out of love, the waitress ... See full summary »

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Júlli
Stephanie Che ...
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Sigurður Sigurjónsson ...
Valur (as Siggi Sigurjóns)
Þorsteinn Guðmundsson ...
Arnar
Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir ...
Magga (as Katla Margrét Þorvaldsdóttir)
Baldur T. Hreinsson ...
Gunnar (as Baldur Trausti Hreinsson)
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Dagur
Jóna Guðrún Jónsdóttir ...
Elín
Guðný Helgadóttir ...
Dóra
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ...
Anna
Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir ...
Hildur
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Súsí
Jón Atli Jónasson ...
Rósi
Sveinn Geirsson ...
Oddur
Xu Wen ...
Wei older sister
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A postal worker has some lunch in a chinese restaurant and falls in love with the waitress, who happens to be chinese. They start dating and quickly fall in and out of love, the waitress returning to China. The young man looks for comfort in his father, but he's to occupied with winning the Eurovision song contest. After listening to looser friends talk about what Silvester Stallone would do in his situation, the postal worker decides to buy a ticket to China and follow his love to her home. Written by Icelandic Film Company

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East meets north.....the far north! See more »

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16 August 2002 (Iceland)  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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Baltasar Kormákur was cast, but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

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Life we all know
11 June 2003 | by (stokkseyri, Iceland) – See all my reviews

It is in a way a beautiful film. It´s a life we all know, maybe not our life, but life of a friend or someone we know. It´s going the wrong way about everything, and as soon as he let go of the dream it started to come true. Happiness isnt easy to find, sometimes it´s better to let it find you.

Þorsteinn Guðmundsson gives the best performance. He plays this loser hilarious who is oppressed by his wife and try´s to hold his head high and be proud.

This is in my opinion it´s a great film which I think even people from other countries then Iceland would enjoy.


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