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Ondine (4 stars)

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Ondine

(12A) 104min

Irish trawlerman Syracuse (Colin Farrell) discovers a beautiful woman trapped in his fishing nets and offers her sanctuary. Writer and filmmaker Neil Jordan’s first original screenplay in over a decade carries echoes of his 1984 fantasy The Company of Wolves. It’s moody, deliberate and overlong but is also full tenderness and soulful charm, Ondine is undoubtedly a film out of its time. Farrell is excellent as usual and Christopher Doyle’s rugged and gloomy cinematography offers a fine counterpoint to the fairy wing lightness of the plot.

General release from Fri 5 Mar.

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Ondine

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • Ireland/US
  • 104 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Neil Jordan
  • Written by: Neil Jordan
  • Cast: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda

Irish trawlerman Syracuse (Farrell) discovers a beautiful woman trapped in his fishing nets and offers her sanctuary. Writer and filmmaker Jordan's first original screenplay in over a decade is moody, deliberate and overlong, but is also full of tenderness and soulful charm. Farrell is excellent as usual and Christopher…

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