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Ondine (2009)

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An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.

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Alison Barry ...
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Nurse - Dialysis
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Fish Co Op Woman
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Fishery Board Man II
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On the coast of Cork, Syracuse is a divorced fisherman who has stopped drinking. His precocious daughter Annie has failing kidneys. One day, he finds a nearly-drowned young woman in his net; she calls herself Ondine and wants no one to see her. He puts her up in an isolated cottage that was his mother's. Annie discovers Ondine's presence and believes she is a selkie, a seal that turns human while on land. Syracuse is afraid to hope again.

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The truth is not what you know. It's what you believe.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, sensuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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5 March 2010 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Amor sin límites  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,497 (USA) (4 June 2010)

Gross:

$548,934 (USA) (24 September 2010)
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Trivia

Marion Cotillard was considered for the role of Ondine, but Alicja Bachleda was cast instead. See more »

Goofs

Syracuse sets an empty vodka bottle at his feet while on the island with the lighthouse. When he walks away from Ondine the bottle is still there. However, after a cut to show Syracuse starting up the boat and back to Ondine hearing the boat and jumping up, the bottle is nowhere to be seen. Ondine could have thrown it away in between, but there's no sign that she moved at all. See more »

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[first lines]
Syracuse: [into radio] Anybody out there? I need a little help.
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One Quiet Night
Written by Pat Metheny (as Patrick B. Metheny)
Performed by Pat Metheny
(c) Pat Meth Music Corp.
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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Liked this a lot more than I expected
25 March 2010 | by (Dublin) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of Neil Jordan but I was extremely disappointed with Breakfast on Pluto, so I went to this movie with low expectations. Colin Farrell (once you get used to him with the sing songy Cork accent!)was super as was Alicia Bachleda. Along with the Butcher Boy and The Miracle the real star of the movie is a young actor (Alison Barry).

This is a fairytale interspersed with reality, it is a movie. I'm tired of reading reviewers criticising the fantasy elements conflicting with 'real life'. Suspend disbelief for God's sake , you are watching a piece of fiction, not a documentary.

This was a perfect movie for a lazy afternoon, it would even be suitable for kids from ages 8 upwards.Did not find it in the slightest bit boring or slow. To compare it with Moondance is completely unfair as that movie had both poor directing and a brutal script(in conjunction with some very dodgy acting).

Give Ondine a chance, you might find that you will be pleasantly surprised.


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