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Once

Once

If recent Hollywood attempts to rejuvenate the film musical have seemed mired in nostalgia and bombast, then Once will feel like a tonic. Director John Carney refers to his film – which charts the developing relationship between a busking songwriter and an immigrant Czech cleaner on the streets of Dublin – as a ‘visual album’, aptly describing its small, intimate scale and the organic means by which songs teem over the story. But by any name it is a musical – albeit one with more heart and invention, and a more playful, progressive grasp of the form, than we have grown accustomed to. (Samuel Wigley)

 

 

 

European Panorama 2008

John Carney

Ireland 2007
35mm/Farbe
85 minutes
OmdU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Tim Fleming
Editing
Paul Mullen
Music
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Felix Mendelssohn
Cast
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerry Hendrick, Alastair Foley, Geoff Minogue, Bill Hodnett, Danuse Ktrestova

Production

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