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Once

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Original title
Once
Year
Running time
85 min.
Country
Ireland Ireland
Director
Screenwriter
John Carney
Music
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Cinematography
Tim Fleming
Cast
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Producer
Samson Films / Summit Entertainment / RTÉ
Genre
Drama. Romance | Music. Romantic Drama
Synopsis / Plot
A Dublin busker, who ekes out a living playing guitar and repairing vacuum cleaners for his dad's shop, meets a young Czech immigrant who sells roses on the same street. She likes his song, and what's more…she has a broken vacuum cleaner! They soon find themselves playing music together in a nearby music store (since she can't afford a piano, the owner lets her play his floor models). Over the course of a week, they form a musical rapport and, newly inspired, decide to record an album. Starring professional musicians: Glen Hansard (of the well-known Irish band the Frames) and Marketa Irglova, a Czech singer/songwriter.
Awards
2007: Oscar Best Original Song
2007: Sundance: Audience Award (World Cinema)
2007: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Music Score
2007: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Song
2007: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Original Score. 4 Nominations
2007: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film
2007: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best International Independent Film
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