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Once 15 rating

The unique, charming musical about the whirlwind romance between an Irish street musician and a Czech immigrant; winner of an Oscar® and a major prize at Sundance Film Festival.

Musical 2007 87 mins

Director: John Carney



Once tells the story of a street musician (Glen Hansard from Irish band The Frames) and a Czech immigrant (Marketa Irglova) during an eventful week as they write, rehearse and record songs that reveal a unique love story. Made on a low budget in director John Carney's native Dublin, the film won the Audience Award at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and an Oscar® for Best Original Song, and it's not difficult to see why. It's a delight – effortlessly charming and romantic, with wonderful performances from the two lead actors.