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Once -- Once is the inspirational tale of two kindred spirits who find each other on the bustling streets of Dublin. One is a street musician who lacks the confidence to perform his own songs.
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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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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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
Michael McGrath .... still photographer
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
Robert Kraft .... executive in charge of music
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
James Hickey .... legal advisor: post-production
Cathy Hollies .... extras coordinator (as Cathy Griffin)
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
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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Rated R for language
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The Dublin street scenes were recorded without permits so a long lens was used. Many passers-by didn't even realize that they were being filmed. The long lens also helped the non-professional actors relax and forget that they were on camera.See more »
Continuity: When the Guy is in the Girl's apartment having dinner and the other tenants come in to watch TV, there is a moment when the chair where the Guy is sitting is visible with out him in it. In the next shot of the seat, he is back in the seat eating again.See more »
[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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93 out of 108 people found the following review useful.
A Wonderful Little Film, 31 July 2007
Author: tjunderwood from Bend, OR

At the persistent urging of a friend, I saw "Once".

Rarely am I compelled to write a comment about a movie, let alone yearning to see said movie again - immediately.

I have this sinking feeling that "Once" won't be around much longer in theaters (God knows, we need every available screen for "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry") so give yourself a treat: go see it!

Be may be so affected you'll buy the soundtrack, check out all the related YouTube videos and won't be able to get it out of your head.

Inspired, magical.

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