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No Such Thing

2002

A Modern Day Fable or A myth. A monster. A world gone media mad.

Writer-Director Hal Hartley takes a humorous and satirical look at a society concerned only with instant gratification and voyeuristic sensationalism. Disgusted with human evolution, a foul-mouthed Monster (Robert Burke) kills anyone who crosses his path. When a news crew sent to investigate the Monster disappears, a guileless young woman (Sarah Polley) is dispatched to follow up on the story befriends the Monster and becomes his only hope in ending his life of misery.

Cast
Beatrice Sarah Polley
Monster Robert John Burke
The Boss Helen Mirren
Artaud Baltasar Kormákur
Fred Paul Lazar
Margaret Annika Peterson
Dr. Anna Julie Christie
Beautician Julie Anderson
Sólveig Anna Krisín Arngrímsdóttir
Ethel Ilene Bergelson
Marta Guðrún Bjarnadóttir
Captain Bessi Bjarnason
Leó Helgi Björnsson
Mugger Stacy Dawson
Karlsdóttir María Ellingsen
Journalist Anthony Giangrande
Judy Erica Gimpel
First Mate Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson
Ticket Clerk Brynhildur Guðjónsdóttir
Jón Baldvin Halldórsson
Smuggler Björn Ingi Hilmarsson
Mayor Jón Hjartarson
Johansen Baldur Trausti Hreinsson
Smuggler Bergur Þór Ingólfsson
Borg Theódór Júlíusson
Gréta Sigurveig Jónsdóttir
Þór Björn Jörundur
Nurse Joan Kristbjörg Kjeld
Pissing Kid Daniel C. Levine
Journalist Paul Liberti
Agent D J Mendel
Beautician Miho Nikaido
Agent David Nuemann
Tom Peter O'Hara
Scientist Abby Royle
Carlo Bill Sage
Svensen Ingvar Sigurðsson
Mayor's Wife Guðrún Stephensen
Old Man Sigurður Skúlason
Guide Jón Tryggvason
Concierge James Urbaniak
Cook Benham Valadbeygi
Journalist Wendy Walker
Berger Damian Young
Rental Agent Margrét Ákadóttir
Crew
Original Music Hal Hartley
Producer Willi Baer (Executive Producer)
  Linda Reisman (Executive Producer)
  Francis Ford Coppola (Executive Producer)
  Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
  Cecilia Kate Roque
Sound Steve Hamilton (Supervising Sound Editor)
Cinematographer Michael Spiller
Art Director Einar Unnsteinsson
  Ed Check
Costume Designer Frank Fleming
  Helga I. Stefánsdóttir
Production Designer Árni Páll Jóhannsson
Set Decorator Karin Wiesel
Makeup Lori Hicks (Key Makeup)
  Majorie Durand
  Mark Rappaport (Makeup Effects)
Sound Kjartan Kjartansson (Production Sound Mixer)
  Huldar Freyr Arnarson (Boom Operator)
  Reilly Steele (Re-Recording Mixer)
  Jennifer Ralston (Sound Editor)
  Andrew Kris (Sound Editor)
  George A. Lara (Foley Engineer)
  David Boulton (ADR Recordist)
  Jeff Pullman (Production Sound Mixer)
  Jon Christodoulou (Boom Operator)
Hair Aaron F. Quarles (Key Hair Stylist)
  Sacha Quarles

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