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4,039 Ratings


Directed by John Carney
Ireland, 2007
Drama, Romance, Musical


A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician hoping for his big break. One day he meets a Czech immigrant, an aspiring singer-songwriter who earns a living selling flowers. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.

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Once Directed by John Carney

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2008 | Winner: Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

Sundance Film Festival

2007 | 2 wins including: World Cinema - Dramatic (Audience Award)

Independent Spirit Awards

2008 | Winner: Best Foreign Film

National Board of Review

2007 | Winner: Top Independent Films

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