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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 »


Róbert I. Douglas
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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


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 »


Comedy | Drama | Romance




Hong Kong | Iceland

Release Date:

16 August 2002 (Iceland) See more »

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A Man Like Me See more »


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$700,000 (estimated)
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very cute and feelgood
22 October 2002 | by likaiSee all my reviews

I saw this film while in Iceland this summer. I've only seen one other Icelandic film which at the time did not impress me, that film was 101 Reykjavik. This film has some similarities but all in all it's a much more enjoyable experience and a nicer film. It's a contemporary Reykjavik story about icelanders and foreigners mixing it up with some funny results and honest views on Icelandic society. Stephanie Che plays a character from mainland China that's just moved to Iceland in hope of a new life, there she meets an Icelandic postal worker and falls in love. The film is mostly about the guy and his family and how the deal with there relationships with somebody from the other side of the world. The film is very well acted and it has a warm feelgood quality to it. The director seems to have given the actors some freedom as to where to go with dialogue and even scenes and that gives the film a raw and spontaneous quality and some odd humor every now and again. All in all this is a good film and I certainly hope it will get a wider audience outside of Iceland.

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