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Once






Once

Category: 16
All Genres: Drama, Music, Romance
Release Year: 2006
Country: Ireland
Runtime: 85
Rating: (0)
Languages: English, Czech
Director: John Carney
Sound: Dolby SR
Taglines:

  • How often do you find the right person?

  • Writing by: John Carney – writer

    Produced by: David Collins – executive producer
    Martina Niland – producer

    Cast: Glen Hansard – Guy
    Markéta Irglová – 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
    Mal Whyte – Bill
    Marcella Plunkett – Ex Girlfriend

    Music: Glen Hansard Markéta Irglová
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: 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.
    Plot: 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 to 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.

    Movie Quotes: Guy: Cool.


    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Vot i skazochke konets, (And here's the ending to this little jest,) a kto smotrel, tot Molodets!!! (and those who watched, they're the Best!!!)

    Goofs: We know about 6 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Boom mic visible: In the recording studio, at the end of the first song, the boom mic is clearly reflected in the glass behind the Girl.

    Trivia: There are 15 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • During the filming of the opening scene, because the scene was shot with long lenses placing the crew far away, and without informing the public, who would be crossing through the scene, a bystander attempting to be a hero accidentally injured the thief as he was running away by kneeing him in the groin.
    • 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.
    • The “look” of Dublin in the film is a call-back to John Carney's and Glen Hansard's recollection of Dublin 10-15 years prior to the film's making – a more working class city.


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