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No Such Thing

No Such Thing

No Such Thing

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2001 / 102min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: HAL HARTLEY

CAST: SARAH POLLEY, ROBERT JOHN BURKE, HELEN MIRREN, JULIE CHRISTIE

Inspired by the epic Beowulf but Hal Hartley to the core, No Such Thing follows television journalist Sarah Polley as she travels from New York to Iceland to track down the boozing, foul-mouthed monster (Robert John Burke) who killed her fiancé. Providing plum supporting roles for Helen Mirren, Julie Christie, and director Baltasar Kormákur (playing a mad scientist named for Antonin Artaud), Hartley crafts a farcical fairy tale and slapstick media culture satire for the ages.