Once


1h 28m 2007

Brief Synopsis

A tale that follows 'the Guy', who works part-time helping his father run a small, vacuum cleaner repair business, but dreams of one day having his songs recorded and landing a record deal. Emotionally vulnerable, he is still coming to terms with the recent departure of his girlfriend and lacks the

Film Details

Also Known As
Una vez
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Irish Film Board; Media Insurance Brokers; RT+ Ireland; Samson Films; Summit Entertainment, Llc
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; Arthaus (Norway); Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Atom Cinema; Avalon; Bontonfilm; Budapest Film; Camera Film; Cinema Mondo; Filmladen Gmbh; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Golden Scene; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O.; Hoyts Distribution; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Imagem Filmes; Jinjin Pictures; Mongkol; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse); Paradiso Entertainment; SND-Groupe M6; Sacher Film; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Tatra Film; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; West Video

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

A tale that follows 'the Guy', who works part-time helping his father run a small, vacuum cleaner repair business, but dreams of one day having his songs recorded and landing a record deal. Emotionally vulnerable, he is still coming to terms with the recent departure of his girlfriend and lacks the conviction and passion to move on in his pedestrian life. One day, he meets 'the Girl', an Eastern European immigrant who has moved to Dublin to start a new life for herself. Currently working as a house cleaner in an upper-class residence, she is struggling financially. She yearns for what she cannot afford--a piano to help her escape from the daily grind of finding her way through this strange new land. A relationship blossoms between 'the Guy' and 'the Girl', as they're both struggling. Their shared love of music causes them to flourish and grow with a new found confidence as they take a chance on each other and a new beginning on life.

Crew

Mark Alvey

Driver

Niall Brady

Supervising Sound Editor

Peggy Brazil

Script Supervisor

Yvonne Burke

Production Coordinator

John Burns

Assistant Director

Mark Byrne

Advisor

Lindsay Campbell

Production Executive

John Carney

Camera Operator

John Carney

Screenplay

Holly Ni Chiardha

Production Executive

David Cleary

Photography

Ron Coe

Camera Operator

David Collins

Executive Producer

David Collins

Executive Producer

Tamara Conboy

Production Designer

Barbara Conway

Makeup

Tiziana Corvisieri

Costume Designer

Con Cremins

Production Accountant

Gary Curran

Color

Stephen Davenport

Location Manager

David Donohue

Consultant

Warren Dowling

Film Lab

Pat Doyle

Sound Mixer

Tanya Doyle

Camera Assistant

Hugh Drumm

Music Composer

Jim Duggan

Post-Production Supervisor

Jim Duggan

Post-Production Supervisor

Paul Emerson

Sound Mixer

Michelle Fingleton

Sound Editor

Rob Flanagan

Sound Mixer

Tim Fleming

Director Of Photography

Tim Fleming

Camera Operator

Patricia Flood

Makeup

Fiacra Gaffney

Transportation Captain

Ken Galvin

Dubbing Mixer

Caitriona Glynn

Assistant Director

Adrienne Greenhalgh

Assistant Director

Cathy Griffin

Coordinator

Glen Hansard

Song

Glen Hansard

Song Performer

Glen Hansard

Original Music

James Hickey

Legal Services

James Hickey

Legal Services

Maureen Hughes

Casting Director

Marketa Irglova

Original Music

Marketa Irglova

Song

Marketa Irglova

Song Performer

Nic Jay

Assistant Director

Riad Karim

Art Director

Adam Lynch

Music Composer

Conor Mcalistar

Hair

Colm Mccaughey

Song Performer

Felix Mendelssohn

Song

Van Morrison

Song

Paul Mullen

Editor

Gail Munley

Assistant Director

Kevin Murphy

Song Performer

Paul Naughton

Boom Operator

Martina Niland

Producer

Anthony Nugent

Props

John O'donoghue

Assistant Director

Fergus O'farrell

Song

Fergus O'farrell

Song Performer

James O'leary

Song Performer

Evelyn O'neill

Assistant Location Manager

Neal Rowland

Development Executive

Steven Short

Production

Simon Thornton

Film Lab

Una Towell

Wardrobe Supervisor

Paul Tsan

Crane Grip

Mark Waldron

Director Of Photography

Film Details

Also Known As
Una vez
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Irish Film Board; Media Insurance Brokers; RT+ Ireland; Samson Films; Summit Entertainment, Llc
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; Arthaus (Norway); Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Atom Cinema; Avalon; Bontonfilm; Budapest Film; Camera Film; Cinema Mondo; Filmladen Gmbh; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Golden Scene; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O.; Hoyts Distribution; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Imagem Filmes; Jinjin Pictures; Mongkol; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse); Paradiso Entertainment; SND-Groupe M6; Sacher Film; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; Tatra Film; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; West Video

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Award Wins

Best Song

2007

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2007 award for Best Original Score by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA).

Winner of the 2007 award for Best Music by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Released in United States Spring May 16, 2007

Released in United States on Video December 18, 2007

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States August 2007

Shown at New Directors/New Films Series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center March 21-April 1, 2007.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 26-May 10, 2007.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Directors' Showcase) August 15-26, 2007.

Fox Searchlight acquired domestic distribution rights at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival for a reported six-figure sum.

Released in United States Spring May 16, 2007 (NY)

Released in United States on Video December 18, 2007

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at New Directors/New Films Series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center March 21-April 1, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 26-May 10, 2007.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema Dramatic Competition) January 18-28, 2007.)

Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award for Best Dramatic Film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States August 2007 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Directors' Showcase) August 15-26, 2007.)