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Ondine (2009)

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An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writer:

Neil Jordan
6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Syracuse
Alicja Bachleda ... Ondine
Dervla Kirwan ... Maura
Alison Barry ... Annie
Marion O'Dwyer ... Nurse - Dialysis
Tony Curran ... Alex
Mary O'Shea Mary O'Shea ... Fish Co Op Woman
Gemma Reeves Gemma Reeves ... Draper's Shop Tracy
Stephen Rea ... Priest
Norma Sheahan Norma Sheahan ... Librarian
Emil Hostina ... Vladic
Conor Power Conor Power ... Eoin
Olwyn Hanley Olwyn Hanley ... Katie
Brendan McCormack ... Fishery Board George
Mark Doherty ... Fishery Board Man II
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Storyline

On the coast of Cork, Syracuse is a divorced fisherman who has stopped drinking. His precocious daughter Annie has failing kidneys. One day, he finds a nearly-drowned young woman in his net; she calls herself Ondine and wants no one to see her. He puts her up in an isolated cottage that was his mother's. Annie discovers Ondine's presence and believes she is a selkie, a seal that turns human while on land. Syracuse is afraid to hope again.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The truth is not what you know. It's what you believe.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sensuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Ondine is wrapped in the Mylar blanket, the wind gives the appearance of her having a fish-tail. See more »

Goofs

Syracuse's hair changes length and cleanliness throughout the film. In the same scene his hair will be freshly washed and styled, then windblown and stringy. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Syracuse: [into radio] Anybody out there? I need a little help.
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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Hereafter (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Incrustations
Written by Lars Graugaard
Performed by Sofia Asunción Claro
Published by Pathos / Greenwald & Willis S.C.P. - A. Lykke (KODA)
Courtesy of Pathos Special Products
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User Reviews

 
GREAT film!!!!
25 November 2014 | by bon6417See all my reviews

I did not expect this... SUPER film which is a hidden gem. So enjoyed the story- gives hope for the lost soul's of the world. A must see for anyone who enjoys luck and tragedy crossing paths and resulting in a feel good ending. I would buy this in a heartbeat.

I was intrigued from the beginning and can see why it was nominated for awards. Have no idea why it did not do better in the box office? Perhaps this was just not marketed correctly...

For parents... the rating is about right. Young teens would probably enjoy this, but may be a hair heavy for the under 10 crowd.

Final note- I would watch it again and enjoy it just the same if not more.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Ireland | USA

Language:

English | Romanian | French

Release Date:

5 March 2010 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Ondine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,497, 6 June 2010

Gross USA:

$550,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,787,413
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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