• 2006
  • Ireland
  • 1h 28min
  • 15

A busker strikes up a friendship with a sparky young Czech immigrant on the streets of Dublin. As their relationship evolves, Hansard's own songs are woven into the narrative, transforming it into an understated musical as they play their songs for one another.

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18 Oct 2007

If you thought all musicals were kitsch, cheesy and dated, then think again. At this year’s Sundance festival, Once – a small Irish indie film about a Dublin busker who falls for an East European immigrant cleaner – turned everyone’s preconceptions on…

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