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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.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 32 nominations.
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Guy
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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
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Bill
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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

Directed by

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John Carney

Written by

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John Carney ... ()

Produced by

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David Collins ... executive producer
Martina Niland ... producer

Music by

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Glen Hansard
Markéta Irglová

Cinematography by

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Tim Fleming ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Paul Mullen

Editorial Department

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Fred Chandler ... post production executive
Gary Curran ... digital intermediate colorist
Warren Dowling ... digital intermediate finishing artist
Simon Thornton ... on-line assistant

Casting By

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Maureen Hughes

Production Design by

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Tamara Conboy

Art Direction by

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Riad Karin ... (as Riad Karim)

Costume Design by

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Tiziana Corvisieri

Makeup Department

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Barbara Conway ... chief makeup artist
Trish Flood ... makeup artist: additional pick-up shots (as Patricia Flood)
Conor McAllister ... chief hair stylist (as Conor McAlistar)

Production Management

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Jim Duggan ... post-production supervisor
Emma Zee ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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
Clare Keogh ... trainee assistant director
Gail Munley ... first assistant director: additional pick-ups
John O'Donoghue ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Anthony Nugent ... stand-by props

Sound Department

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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 / re-recording mixer
Tim Maxwell ... sound re-recordist
Paul Naughton ... boom operator
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Daniel Tomlinson ... digital lab operator

Camera and Electrical Department

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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

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Una Towell ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Steven Davenport ... location manager
Evelyn O'Neill ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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David Donohue ... music consultant
Robert Kraft ... executive in charge of music

Script and Continuity Department

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Peggy Brazil ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Mark Alvey ... driver: minibus
Fiacra Gaffney ... transportation captain (as Fiacre Gaffney)

Additional Crew

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Sophie Bataille ... press attache: France
Yvonne Burke ... production coordinator
Mark Byrne ... legal advisor
Lindsay Campbell ... production administrator
Con Cremins ... production accountant
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
Kevin Phelan ... digital transfer supervisor
Lindsay Rowland ... production administrator: Samson Films
Neal Rowland ... development executive: Samson Films
Steven Short ... electronic press kit
Sharyn Yau ... publicity and marketing

Thanks

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Karina Finegan Alves ... special thanks
Ciona Carney ... special thanks
Jim Carney ... special thanks
Kieran Carney ... special thanks
Martin Carney ... special thanks
Alan Conboy ... special thanks
Noemi Ferrer ... special thanks
Adrian Frazier ... special thanks
Ciara Gogarty ... special thanks
Ed Guiney ... special thanks
Marina Guinness ... special thanks
Tom Hall ... special thanks
Matthew Kelly ... special thanks
Eilish Kent ... special thanks
Frances Knott ... special thanks
Claire Leadbitter ... special thanks
Adam Lynch ... thanks
Maggie Mitchell ... special thanks
Simon Perry ... special thanks
Marcella Plunkett ... special thanks
Eva Polzerova ... special thanks
Damien Rice ... special thanks
Katerina Sterbova ... special thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

An unnamed guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer/songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. An unnamed girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her Mom and her daughter by night. Guy meets girl and they get to know each other as the girl helps the guy put together a demo disc that he can take to London in hope of landing a music contract. During the same several day period, the guy and the girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs. Written by Charles Delacroix

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Taglines How often do you find the right person? See more »
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Also Known As
  • 曾經。愛是唯一 (Taiwan)
  • Jednom (Croatia)
  • No Mesmo Tom (Portugal)
  • Однажды (Russia)
  • Одного разу (Ukraine)
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Runtime
  • 86 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR180,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Bob Dylan was such a big fan of the film that he arranged to have the two leads, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, open for him on part of his world tour. Hansard and Irglová also covered Dylan's song "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" for the film I'm Not There (2007). See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Shrek the Third/Once/Even Money/The Wendell Baker Story/Provkoed (2007). See more »
Soundtracks And the Healing Has Begun See more »
Quotes Guy: What's the Czech for "Do you love him"?
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