Once / Fox Searchlight Pictures and Summit Entertainment and Samson Films present ; in association with Bórd Scannán Na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board & RTÉ ; produced by Martina Niland ; written & directed by John Carney.
DVD | Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. | 2007
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1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital surround; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová.
Director of photography, Tim Fleming ; editor, Paul Mullen ; sound mixer, Robert Flanagan ; production designer, Tamara Conboy.
Originally produced as an Irish motion picture in 2006.
MPAA rating: R; for language.
A nameless busker, singing his heart out on the streets of Dublin meets a nameless young woman who speaks English with an accent, a street vendor. His girlfriend has left him, so he works in his father's vacuum repair shop and writes songs for her. She cleans houses, and plays the demo piano in a shop at lunchtime. The singer comes to hear her, and is so impressed that he immediately asks if she wants to collaborate -- right then -- on one of his tunes. They slowly piece the song together and magic begins.
Special features: Commentary with writer/director John Carney and actors/musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová; Musical commentary with writer/director John Carney and actor/musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová; Making a modern day musical [featurette] (13 min.); More guy, more girl [featurette] (10 min.); webisode "Broken hearted Hoover fixer sucker guy" [animated featurette] (1 min.); free music download "Falling slowly" from the motion picture [requires a DVD-ROM drive and Window 98 or higher]; Trailers (6 min.).
Winner of the Audience Award, World Cinema, Dramatic-John Carney Sundance Film Festival, 2007; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song-Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, Academy Awards 2008.
in English or dubbed Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.