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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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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 20 wins & 24 nominations See more »
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Music Music Music Music See more (310 total) »

Cast

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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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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
85 min
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Trivia:
John Carney's first draft of the screenplay was only 60 pages long.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Walking through the trees (prior to the coastal shots) Girl reveals she is married. Guy asks, "Since when?" She replies,"Two years ago when I became pregnant with Ivanka." This would mean Ivanka would still be a baby (as she is credited) whereas she is clearly a year or so older.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:
Featured in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
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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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224 out of 247 people found the following review useful.
Music Music Music Music, 24 January 2007
Author: papaska from United States

This is a wonderful, fun and touching movie. At a screening at Sundance 2007 the director described it as a musical, and it really is. The primary actors are musicians and their songs tie the movie together and tie you to them. Although the primary cast aren't actors as a first profession, they are very natural together and the film flows very well because of it. Everyone involved in this film has a great passion for music, and it is very infectious. It is one of the few films I have seen in 7 years at Sundance that received a standing ovation.

From the Sundance film guide: "A Dublin busker, who ekes out a living playing guitar and repairing vacuum cleaners for his dad's shop, meets a young Czech immigrant who sells roses on the same street. She likes his song, and what's more…she has a broken vacuum cleaner! They soon find themselves playing music together in a nearby music store (since she can't afford a piano, the owner lets her play his floor models). Over the course of a week, they form a musical rapport and, newly inspired, decide to record an album.

Once may loosely be classified as a musical, but it has a refreshing vérité inflection. Conceived by director John Carney as a "video album," it sports a scrappy, unembellished naturalism. Carney took a risk in choosing professional musicians over professional actors, but Glen Hansard (of the well-known Irish band the Frames) and Marketa Irglova (a Czech singer/songwriter) are not only remarkably charming together but they're equally adept with the more melancholy shades (Hansard's lonely soul, stuck on an old flame; Irglova struggling to support a mother and daughter). Burdened and brokenhearted, their musical bond is the heart of the film and of their love.

Great music aside, what makes this film special is how little effort it seems to exert. If it's possible to be blindsided by simplicity--a light touch, Once does it." — John Nein

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