Man Like Me, A

A social satire dealing with the everyday life of Júlli, a young man restricted by loneliness and habit. By chance, he meets a young Chinese woman who brings much needed stability to his life. He falls in love only to see the relationship disintegrate in dramatic fashion, thanks to his insecurity, hyper-nervous state and lack of experience. However, once he manages to put disillusion and disappointment of the breakup behind him, Júlli is determined to do everything in his power to get a second chance.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    August 15, 2002
  • Genre
    Drama, Comedy
  • Length
    90 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic, English, Chinese, German
  • Original Title
    Maður eins og ég
  • International Title
    Man Like Me, A
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Hong Kong
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Color
  • Sound
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film no information about sub. - DVCAM no information about sub.

Company Credits


  • 2016
    Ultima Thule, Pólland
  • 2002
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Thorsteinn Gudmundsson). Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Árni Óli Ásgeirsson & Róbert Douglas).


  • Sam-myndbönd, 2005 - DVD
  • Sam-myndbönd, 2003 - VHS