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R| 1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
A vacuum repairman (Glen Hansard) moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant (Marketa Irglova), 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.

Cast: Glen Hansard , Marketa Irglova , Hugh Walsh , Gerry Hendrick , Alaistair Foley , Geoff Minogue , Bill Hodnett , Danuse Ktrestova

Director: John Carney

Genres: Romance, Drama, Musical

Distributor: Fox

Once (2006)

Release Date: May 16th, 2007|1 hr. 26 min.

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  • June 06, 2009 gowil777
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    forgot to rate it.

  • May 27, 2009 coverdinrane
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    This movie was beautiful! It will speak to you if you've ever take the path MORE traveled rather than the one less traveled. Or I guess if you've ever put your heart 2nd.

  • November 16, 2008 ldhelfand
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    If nothing else this film holds merit fot the unbelievable soundtrack. I know I will not watch it again but thie music will stay with me forever. Well done!!!!!!

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Life After 'Once': Inside 'The Swell Season'

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Oct 20th, 2011 5:30PM

In 2006, the world was introduced to Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova by way of a delightful little film called 'Once.' In the film, the two musicians fell in love. In real life, the two musicians...

Love After 'Once' in the First Trailer for 'The Swell Season' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on Sep 15th, 2011 11:45AM

The last time you heard the names Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová was probably in 2008, when they charmed your pants off in 'Once' and won an Oscar for Best Original Song. Since...

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