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Once -- A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

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Release Date:
23 March 2007 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
How often do you find the right person?
Plot:
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 16 wins & 21 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A touching and honest film See more (304 total) »

Cast

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Glen Hansard ... Guy

Markéta Irglová ... Girl (as Marketa Irglova)
Hugh Walsh ... Timmy Drummer
Gerard Hendrick ... Lead Guitarist (as Gerry Hendrick)
Alaistair Foley ... Bassist
Geoff Minogue ... Eamon
Bill Hodnett ... Guy's Dad
Danuse Ktrestova ... Girl's Mother
Darren Healy ... Heroin Addict
Mal Whyte ... Bill
Marcella Plunkett ... Ex Girlfriend
Niall Cleary ... Bob
Wiltold Owski ... Man watching TV
Krzysztos Tlotka ... Man watching TV
Tomek Glowacki ... Man watching TV
Attila Kouvacs ... Man watching TV
Sean Miller ... Bank Manager (as Sean Millar)
Pat McGrath ... Drunk
Praghosa ... Hari Krishna
Kate Haugh ... Baby
Senan Haugh ... Husband
Catherine Hansard ... Singer at party
Pete Short ... Singer at party
Fergus O'Farrell ... Singer at Party
Bob Hoban ... Shop Assistant Bogarts
Martina Akindojctimi ... Person on Stoop
Ruslan Mannanu ... Person on Stoop
Francis Usanga ... Person on Stoop
Prince Tylot Khumaho ... Person on Stoop
Joe Adebe ... Person on Stoop
Bernard Gibsenen ... Shop Assistant
Paul Clarke ... Shop Assistant
Maire Walsh ... Woman on Bus
Dave Cleary ... Host at Party

Keith Byrne ... Guy in Piano Shop
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Directed by
John Carney 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Carney 

Produced by
David Collins .... executive producer
Martina Niland .... producer
 
Original Music by
Glen Hansard 
Markéta Irglová 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Fleming (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Mullen 
 
Casting by
Maureen Hughes 
 
Production Design by
Tamara Conboy 
 
Art Direction by
Riad Karin  (as Riad Karim)
 
Costume Design by
Tiziana Corvisieri 
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Conway .... chief makeup artist
Patricia Flood .... makeup artist: additional pick-up shots
Conor McAllister .... chief hair stylist (as Conor McAlistar)
 
Production Management
Jim Duggan .... post-production supervisor
Emma Zee .... post production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Burns .... first assistant director
Cathriona Glynn .... trainee assistant director (as Caitriona Glynn)
Adrienne Greenhalgh .... second assistant director: additional pick-ups
Nic Jay .... trainee assistant director: additional pick-ups
Gail Munley .... first assistant director: additional pick-ups
John O'Donoghue .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Anthony Nugent .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Niall Brady .... supervising sound editor: post-production
Pat Doyle .... sound mixer: additional pick up
Paul Emerson .... sound mixer: additional pick up
Michelle Fingleton .... sound editor: post-production
Robert Flanagan .... production sound mixer
Ken Galvin .... dubbing mixer: post-production
Ken Galvin .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Naughton .... boom operator
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Daniel Tomlinson .... digital lab operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Carney .... camera operator
David Cleary .... still photographer
Ron Coe .... camera operator
Tanya Doyle .... camera assistant
Tim Fleming .... camera operator
Paul Tsan .... crane operator
Mark Waldron .... director of photography: additional pick up
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Una Towell .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Gary Curran .... digital intermediate colorist
Warren Dowling .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Simon Thornton .... on-line assistant
 
Music Department
David Donohue .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Mark Alvey .... driver: minibus
Fiacra Gaffney .... transportation captain (as Fiacre Gaffney)
 
Other crew
Sophie Bataille .... press attache: France
Peggy Brazil .... script supervisor
Yvonne Burke .... production coordinator
Mark Byrne .... legal advisor
Lindsay Campbell .... production administrator
Con Cremins .... production accountant
Steven Davenport .... location manager
Cathy Griffin .... extras coordinator
James Hickey .... legal advisor: post-production
Laura Mannier .... press attache: France
Holly Ní Chiardha .... production executive: Samson Films
Evelyn O'Neill .... assistant location manager
Kevin Phelan .... digital transfer supervisor
Lindsay Rowland .... production administrator: Samson Films
Neal Rowland .... development executive: Samson Films
Steven Short .... electronic press kit
 
Thanks
Karina Finegan Alves .... special thanks
Alan Conboy .... special thanks
Noemi Ferrer .... special thanks
Ciara Gogarty .... special thanks
Ed Guiney .... special thanks
Marina Guinness .... special thanks
Frances Knott .... special thanks
Claire Leadbitter .... special thanks
Adam Lynch .... thanks
Maggie Mitchell .... special thanks
Simon Perry .... special thanks
Damien Rice .... special thanks
Katerina Sterbova .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
85 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cillian Murphy was, at one stage cast in the lead role, but pulled out.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the montage towards the end of the film, when the Girl is playing her new piano, the Girl's mother is cooking and stirring something on the stove-top. However, if you look closely, there is nothing in the pan. The mother is stirring the air with a spatula to appear as if she's cooking something.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Heroin Addict:Fuckin' deadly you are, man.
Guy:Don't fucking... don't fucking go near that case.
Heroin Addict:What? I'm just tying me laces, man.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Feast of Love (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Whiskey in the JarSee more »

FAQ

What are the character's names?
What does Irglová say in Czech to Hansard?
Are they together in real life?
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117 out of 142 people found the following review useful.
A touching and honest film, 9 April 2007
Author: harte from United States

I own a movie theater on Cape Cod and recently saw this film on two occasions at the New Directors Film Festival in NYC. I met John Carney ten years ago at the Golway Film Festival where I was part of a team which was reviewing film projects. John had a five minute clip of a feature he was working on "November Afternoon". I stayed in touch until he finished the film. He sent me a tape it just blew me away. "Once" like "November Afternoon" is a unique film experience. The low budget feel fits the story and the music blew me away. He captures a small slice of Dublin Life, spent the summer there in 69, that seems so real and honest. Glen and Marketa bring great strength to this story and a realism that is seldom seen in American Cinema. If you want to get in the mood for this movie then get a copy of Glen and Marketa CD "The Swell Season" five of the songs are in the movie.

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