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Song of the Sea (2014)

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Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world.

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Tomm Moore

Writers:

Will Collins (as William Collins), Tomm Moore (story by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
David Rawle ... Ben (voice)
Brendan Gleeson ... Conor / Mac Lir (voice)
Lisa Hannigan Lisa Hannigan ... Bronach (voice)
Fionnula Flanagan ... Granny / Macha (voice)
Lucy O'Connell ... Saoirse (voice)
Jon Kenny Jon Kenny ... Ferry Dan / The Great Seanachaí (voice)
Pat Shortt Pat Shortt ... Lug (voice)
Colm Ó'Snodaigh Colm Ó'Snodaigh ... Mossy (voice)
Liam Hourican Liam Hourican ... Spud / Bus Driver (voice)
Kevin Swierszcz Kevin Swierszcz ... Young Ben (voice)
Will Collins Will Collins ... Additional Voices (voice) (as William Collins)
Paul Young ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. She escapes from her grandmother's home to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for some mild peril, language and pipe smoking images | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le chant de la mer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,910, 19 December 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$857,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,190,672
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pat Shortt (Lug) guest starred on an episode of Moone Boy (2012) with David Rawle (Ben). Both sets of characters met each other on Halloween day. See more »

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When Granny finds the ghosts in the bin on Halloween, she threatens to call the police. Being Irish and living unmistakably in Dublin, she would not use the term police, but would instead threaten to call "the Guards" (or "Gardaí" in Irish), the usual term for police in Ireland. See more »

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[first lines]
Bronagh: Come away oh human child, to the waters and the wild, with a fairy, hand in hand, for the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.
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The Sea Scene
by Bruno Coulais & Kila
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Magical
12 October 2014 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

When one loses their feelings, they risk turning to stone. Selkies, magical beings that change from seals to humans, have the power to reverse such changes. This is because selkies are in touch with nature, love and the ancient way of things. However, selkies cannot make the changes by themselves. They need help from humans. A little girl, Saoirse, is a selkie. Saoirse attempts to keep her family from turning to stone. Her family is prone to grief and selfishness. They do not reveal their hearts to others. Saoirse's task becomes all the more difficult when her mother, also a selkie, strangely disappears in the night. And through no fault of her own, Saoirse's voice vanishes as well. On top of this, strangers who already lost their emotions for good, try to make Saoirse lose hope. Will her father, older brother and grandmother, all preoccupied with their own concerns, help or turn away? The beautiful, spell binding and intricate animation of this film includes the Northern lights, sunrises and surreal underwater worlds. The singular theme of the film underscores the truth that stories, emotions, animals and nature connect us to our better selves and to each other. From the director of the spectacular, award winning Secret of Kells. Seen at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.


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