"Once" is a Drama/Musical/Romance film directed and written by John Carney, released in the USA on March 22 of 2007 , starring H. Walsh, Mal Whyte, K. Tiotka, P. Short, Praghosa and D. Ktrestova.

How often do you find the right person?
Directed by:
John Carney
Written by:
John Carney
M. Niland


An unnamed, thirty-something Dublin busker (listed in the credits as "Guy", played by Glen Hansard) sings and plays guitar on Grafton Street, a Dublin shopping district. He struggles with the trials of performing on the street, including chasing after a heroin addict (Darren Healy) who attempts to steal his earnings. Lured by his music, an unnamed young Czech immigrant flower seller (listed in the credits as "Girl", played by Markéta Irglová) approaches him and, despite his annoyance, persists in [...]



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Who is the director of "Once"?

John Carney is an Irish director, screenwriter, and actor.

John Carney has directed movies such as "Can a Song Save Your Life?", released in 2013, "On the Edge" (2001), "Zonad" (2009).


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What was the release date of "Once"?

"Once" was initially released on Saturday, July 15, 2006, in Ireland.

Release date in the United States:
  • Thursday, March 22, 2007
Release date in the United Kingdom:
  • Friday, August 24, 2007

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