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

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.

Director: Neil Jordan
Writer: Neil Jordan
Stars: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan

IMDb betyg: 6.8
Original title Amor sin límites
Production country Ireland | USA
Language English | Romanian | French
Subtitle DanskaFinskaNorskaSvenska
Recommended age 15
Runtime 111 min
Color Color
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1

 

This movie is a one-of-a-kind experience – blarney carried to rhapsodic heights.

Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Ondine suggests that coincidence and magic are often the same thing.

Stephanie Zacharek, Movieline

Ondine is Injected with a heavy dose of magic and has a lot going for it: an endearing performance from star Colin Farrell, Christopher Doyle’s evocative cinematography and a captivating-if thin-story.

Pam Grady, Boxoffice Magazine

Ondine plumbs the country’s most resonant fairy tale and plays impishly along the borders of postcard fantasies of Ireland.

Ella Taylor, NPR