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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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Róbert I. Douglas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jón Gnarr ... Júlli
Stephanie Che ... Qi
Sigurður Sigurjónsson ... Valur (as Siggi Sigurjóns)
Þorsteinn Guðmundsson Þorsteinn Guðmundsson ... Arnar
Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir ... Magga (as Katla Margrét Þorvaldsdóttir)
Baldur T. Hreinsson Baldur T. Hreinsson ... Gunnar (as Baldur Trausti Hreinsson)
Þorsteinn Bachmann ... Dagur
Jóna Guðrún Jónsdóttir Jóna Guðrún Jónsdóttir ... Elín
Guðný Helgadóttir Guðný Helgadóttir ... Dóra
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ... Anna
Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir ... Hildur
Ingibjörg Reynisdóttir ... Súsí
Jón Atli Jónasson Jón Atli Jónasson ... Rósi
Sveinn Geirsson ... Oddur
Xu Wen 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong | Iceland

Release Date:

16 August 2002 (Iceland) See more »

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Budget:

$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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Features First Blood (1982) See more »

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Best Icelandic film ever
23 October 2002 | by hoskuldurkariSee all my reviews

"A man like me" (Maður eins og ég) is probably one of the best Icelandic film ever made. R. Douglas manages to tell a brilliant story about a lonely guy seeking happiness in a simple but ironic way. The strongest points are (like in R.Douglas previous film "The Icelandic Dream") good dialogues and solid characters. I had a really good time watching this one.


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