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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.

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writer:

Neil Jordan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Syracuse
Alicja Bachleda ... Ondine
Dervla Kirwan ... Maura
Alison Barry ... Annie
Marion O'Dwyer ... Nurse - Dialysis
Tony Curran ... Alex
Mary O'Shea Mary O'Shea ... Fish Co Op Woman
Gemma Reeves Gemma Reeves ... Draper's Shop Tracy
Stephen Rea ... Priest
Norma Sheahan ... Librarian
Emil Hostina ... Vladic
Conor Power Conor Power ... Eoin
Olwyn Hanley Olwyn Hanley ... Katie
Brendan McCormack ... Fishery Board George
Mark Doherty ... Fishery Board Man II
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Stephen Rea plays a minor role in this film, and he also had a starring role in a similar "mermaid" film released in the same year, Nothing Personal (2009) See more »

Goofs

Syracuse's hair changes length and cleanliness throughout the film. In the same scene his hair will be freshly washed and styled, then windblown and stringy. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Syracuse: [into radio] Anybody out there? I need a little help.
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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Hereafter (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Then Comes Dudley
Written and performed by The Jesus Lizard
Courtesy of Touch and Go Records
(c) 1990 The Jesus Lizard (BMI)
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User Reviews

Ondine is an Excellent Movie
3 January 2011 | by Mikeross-940-140969See all my reviews

I have watched just about every movie you can think off. Ondine is one of the best I have ever watched. The characters are intriguing and complex, the mystery of the silk leaves it all to the imagination. Simply marvelous acting from Colin Farrell and The beautiful and stunning Alicja Bachleda and great cast of supporting actors. 10/10 cinema photography and script is masterfully written. Ondine should have won an Academy Award. I think this movie shows the diversity of the role that Colin Farrell can perform. I was still thinking about Miami Vice for the first five minutes of the film but then his accent and role was flawless. Well done mate top performance and why wouldn't you accept the role with Alicja who holds the screen in her own right and she made the water look like she belonged there!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Ireland | USA

Language:

English | Romanian | French

Release Date:

5 March 2010 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,497, 6 June 2010

Gross USA:

$550,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,787,413
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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