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A Dublin-based busker and vacuum-cleaner repairman enters into a fruitful relationship with a piano playing florist in a toe-tapping "video album" directed by John Carney and featuring a cast comprised entirely of professional musicians. He (Glen Hansard of the Frames) was a six-stringed street musician. She (Markéta Irglová) was a flower woman who couldn't afford to purchase a piano of her own. One day, after admiring the musician's songs and asking if he would take a look at her broken vacuum, the flower-pushing piano player discovers that she shares a remarkable sonic rapport with the mechanically savvy guitarist. As their musical sensibilities quickly converge to striking effect, the talented pair soon determines to record an album together. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:May 16, 2007


Awarded by
Independent Spirit Awards John Carney Best Foreign Film 2007 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association John Carney Most Promising Director 2007 Nominee
Phoenix Film Critics Association Glen Hansard Best Original Song 2007 Winner
Ohio Film Critics Glen Hansard Best Score 2007 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Glen Hansard Best Music 2007 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Glen Hansard Best Song 2007 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Glen Hansard Best Original Score 2007 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Glen Hansard Most Promising Performer 2007 Nominee


Glen Hansard
as The Busker
Gerry Hendrick
as Lead Guitarist
Alastair Foley
as Bassist
Geoff Minogue
as Eamon
Bill Hodnett
as Guy's Dad
Danuse Ktrestova
as Girl's Mother
Darren Healy
as Heroin Addict
Mal Whyte
as Bill
Marcella Plunkett
as Ex-Girlfriend
Niall Cleary
as Bob
Krzysztos Tlotka
as Man Watching TV
Tomek Glowacki
as Man Watching TV
Pat McGrath
as Drunk
as Hari Krishna
Kate Haugh
as Baby
Senan Haugh
as Husband
Catherine Hansard
as Singer at Party
Pete Short
as Singer at Party
Bob Hoban
as Shop Assistant Bogarts
Martina Akindojctimi
as Person On Stoop
Ruslan Mannanu
as Person On Stoop
Francis Usanga
as Person On Stoop
Joe Adebe
as Person On Stoop
Bernard Gibsenen
as Shop Assistant
Maire Walsh
as Lady on Bus


John Carney
Martina Niland
David Collins
John Carney
Tim Fleming
Glen Hansard
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Mullen
Tamara Conboy
Production Designer
Riad Karim
Art Director
David Collins
Executive Producer
Noemi Ferrer
Executive Producer
Tiziana Corvisieri
Costume Designer
Tim Fleming
Camera Operator
Ron Coe
Camera Operator
John Carney
Camera Operator
Robert Flanagan
Sound Mixer
Maureen Hughes
Peggy Brazil
Script Supervisor
Gail Munley
Assistant Director
Con Cremins
Production Accountant
Adrienne Greenhalgh
Second Assistant Director
Conor McAllister
Hair Styles
Una Towell
Costumes Supervisor
Patricia Flood
Assistant Makeup
Mark Waldron
Additional Cinematography