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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 20 wins & 24 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The way a musical should be, contemporary and cheese-less 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
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
 
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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The director and cast were suffering from "South Park" (1997) withdrawal during filming and thus one of the characters, a session musician, was named "Timmy" - this is obvious as they depart the studio.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:
Trying to Pull Myself AwaySee 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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101 out of 129 people found the following review useful.
The way a musical should be, contemporary and cheese-less, 1 May 2007
Author: meglome from Ireland

As I've posted previously I don't really like musicals, never have, generally waayyy too cheesy for my tastes. But in the absence of something else that drew our attention we went to see Once. We were in the Cinema anyway so why not. We went mostly, I suppose, as we'd seen Glen Hansard and the Frames playing before and they were great so we thought the movie couldn't be too bad. At the end of the day we both really liked this movie, not too sentimental and the music which is written and performed by the two main characters is excellent. It irks me to see other Irish people in here with such negative views, it really seems like its something personal towards Glen Hansard. I don't know the guy whatsoever but this is about the film which is worth seeing.

I'd seen Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova live in Christchurch cathedral in Dublin which in itself was pretty different. I'd only been inside the cathedral once before pretty much as a tourist. During the gig he gave a solo performance which stands out in my mind as the best I've ever seen, just him and an acoustic guitar. I've seen A LOT of bands big and small so that is really saying something. If you get a chance go see them.

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