Once

Glen Hansard  Actor Markéta Irglová  Actor Hugh Walsh  Actor Gerry Hendrick  Actor Alastair Foley  Actor

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Contains:Profanity

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Once

Theatrical Release Date: 2007 05 16 (USA - Limited)

UPC: 024543477594

Studio: Fox Home Entertainment

MPAA Rating: R   Contains:[Profanity]

Summary: A Dublin-based busker and vacuum-cleaner repairman enters into a fruitful relationship with a piano playing florist in a toe-tapping "video album" directed by John Carney and featuring a cast comprised entirely of professional musicians. He (Glen Hansard of the Frames) was a six-stringed street musician. She (Markéta Irglová) was a flower woman who couldn't afford to purchase a piano of her own. One day, after admiring the musician's songs and asking if he would take a look at her broken vacuum, the flower-pushing piano player discovers that she shares a remarkable sonic rapport with the mechanically savvy guitarist. As their musical sensibilities quickly converge to striking effect, the talented pair soon determines to record an album together. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Category: Musical

Awards: World Cinema Audience Award - Dramatic – Sundance Film Festival Film Presented – San Francisco International Film Festival Best Foreign Film – Independent Spirit Awards Best Independent Film – National Board of Review Best Music – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Music – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Picture – Chicago Film Critics Association Best Original Score – Chicago Film Critics Association Best Original Score – Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer – Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Director – Chicago Film Critics Association Best Picture – Utah Film Critics Best Picture – Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Best Original Songs – Florida Film Critics Best Original Song – Phoenix Film Critics Association Best Original Song – Phoenix Film Critics Association Russell Smith Award – Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Picture – Ohio Film Critics Best Score – Ohio Film Critics Best Score – Ohio Film Critics Best Song – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Features: Music & film commentaries by writer/director John Carney and actors/musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Making a modern day musical featurette
More guy, more girl featurette
Broken hearted hoover fixer sucker guy webisode (animated)

Once

Format: DVD

Release Date: 12/18/2007

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Theatre Wide-Screen

Audio: DDS Dolby Digital Surround

Runtime: 86 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,Spanish

Subtitles: English,Spanish,French

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Once
1. Robbed [3:32]
2. 'Say it to Me Now'/Main Titles [2:32]
3. 'All the Way Down' [2:08]
4. The Hoover [1:37]
5. 'Falling Slowly' [:16]
6. 'Broken-Hearted' [2:27]
7. What? [1:14]
8. My Home [:13]
9. Romantic Streak [:12]
10. 'If You Want Me' [6:10]
11. 'Lies' [:04]
12. Hard Bargain [:26]
13. 'Gold' [1:31]
14. Uncertain Future [1:29]
15. 'Trying to Pull Myself Away' [2:31]
16. 'When Your Mind's Made Up' [4:22]
17. 'Fallen From the Sky' [2:28]
18. 'The Hill' [:34]
19. The Car Test [3:53]
20. Proposition [:04]
21. "Brilliant!" [4:37]
22. Part of Me [:09]
23. Eyes That Know Me [3:35]
24. 'Once'/End Titles [2:55]

Perry Seibert

It would be easy to crush John Carney's warm-hearted Once with overpraise. It is a very small, very simple, immensely likeable movie that earns an audience's goodwill early thanks to a very winning performance by Glen Hansard. The film opens with scenes of the man earning money as a street singer, and his singing voice, as well as his sympathy for an addict who tries to rob him, make him an instantly engaging character. Thanks to a textbook "meet cute" involving a broken appliance, he makes the acquaintance of a woman (Markéta Irglová) who eventually becomes his collaborator on a series of songs and recordings that will help both of them realize their personal goals. The songs they create together are the center of the film, and tonally they fit the movie perfectly. They are very pretty, with simple repetitive declarations of emotion, although they lack real hooks -- they are like an earthier version of Damien Rice songs. The movie does not build to a false climax. There is no buildup to a gig that will break them into the big time, and although this is a love story, the movie does not hinge on a "will they or won't they get together" template that would drive most films like this. The simple ending provides a gentle poetic touch that underscores how well these two characters know each other, and what they have given to each other during their brief time together. Once is simply a straightforward account of a couple of weeks in these people's lives, a period of time they will only have once. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Glen Hansard  Composer (Music Score) 
David Collins  Executive Producer 
David Collins  Producer 
John Carney  Director 
John Carney  Screenwriter 
Martina Niland  Producer 
Noemi Ferrer  Executive Producer 
Markéta Irglová  Composer (Music Score) 
Glen Hansard  Actor 
Markéta Irglová  Actor 
Hugh Walsh  Actor 
Gerry Hendrick  Actor 
Alastair Foley  Actor 
Geoff Minogue  Actor 
Bill Hodnett  Actor 
Danuse Ktrestova  Actor 
Darren Healy  Actor 
Mal Whyte  Actor 
Marcella Plunkett  Actor 
Niall Cleary  Actor 
Witold Owski  Actor 
Krzysztos Tlotka  Actor 
Tomek Glowacki  Actor 
Attila Kouvacs  Actor 
Sean Millar  Actor 
Pat McGrath  Actor 
Praghosa  Actor 
Kate Haugh  Actor 
Senan Haugh  Actor 
Catherine Hansard  Actor 
Pete Short  Actor 
Fergus OFarrell  Actor 
Bob Hoban  Actor 
Martina Akindojctimi  Actor 
Ruslan Mannanu  Actor 
Francis Usanga  Actor 
Price Tylot Khumaho  Actor 
Joe Adebe  Actor 
Bernard Gibsenen  Actor 
Paul Clarke  Actor 
Maire Walsh  Actor 
Dave Cleary  Actor 
Keith Byrne  Actor 

Country: Ireland