Once


Once

Overview:

A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.

Votes 452 (7.3/10)

Runtime: 85 minutes

Release Date 2007-03-23

Budget: $160,000.00

Revenue: $20,710,513.00

Website: Link

Tagline: How often do you find the right person?

Production company:

  • Summit Entertainment
  • Samson Films
  • RTE

Production country:

  • Ireland

Genres:

  • Drama
  • Music
  • Romance

Trailer

Further Information

Guy
Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
Girl
Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
Timmy Drummer
Hugh Walsh
Hugh Walsh
Lead Guitarist
Gerard Hendrick
Gerard Hendrick
Bassist
Alaistair Foley
Alaistair Foley
Eamon
Geoff Minogue
Geoff Minogue
Guy's Dad
Bill Hodnett
Bill Hodnett
Girl's Mother
Danuse Ktrestova
Danuse Ktrestova
Heroin Addict
Darren Healy
Darren Healy
Bill
Mal Whyte
Mal Whyte
Ex Girlfriend
Marcella Plunkett
Marcella Plunkett
Screenplay
John Carney
John Carney
Producer
Martina Niland
Martina Niland
Executive Producer
David Collins
David Collins
Director of Photography
Tim Fleming
Tim Fleming
Editor
Paul Mullen
Paul Mullen
Costume Design
Tiziana Corvisieri
Tiziana Corvisieri
Original Music Composer
Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
Casting
Maureen Hughes
Maureen Hughes
Director
John Carney
John Carney
Original Music Composer
Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
Sound mixer
Robert Flanagan
Robert Flanagan
Production Design
Tamara Conboy
Tamara Conboy

lmao7

Not done with the 1st month of 2017 when I saw this but this is officially my first new fave movie to watch this year. It has been on my ‘films to watch’ list for like a while after watching **Sing Street** - another **John Carney** film. And i did like his other film **Begin Again **(love the song Lost Stars). All have similar themes…not just music, but the process of making music. **I love the simplicity of Once** - feels more raw and natural (than Sing Steet and Begin Again). And the songs are really beautiful. I have been listening to it everyday. My top 2 favorite scenes are: Falling Slowly (video above) at the music shop - instant connection through music! Doesn’t have to be a love story between the guy and the girl, just relate and connect for their love for making music. Second one would be the recording studio scene: When Your Mind’s Made Up. I love how the guy who’s ‘pressing the buttons’ was like meh just here to work with whatever wannabee band, and then when they start to play he’s like…what is this? this is actually good - support! And from there it’s just something magical for all of them, that you know these musicians are in their element and will remember it for the rest of their lives, doing something that they are all so passionate about. Everyone inside the studio - just very endearing characters. Well I love the whole film so all the scenes are great. My favorite emotional song, Lies. It’s so powerful and heartbreaking, I think most relateable scene as well. Just might replace Garden State as my background film to play when I am doing something else, just to hear it. A must see for musicians and just music lovers like me.

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