over 6 years
Terrible acting, terrible plot. Just terrible on all counts.
Ondine is a 2009 Irish romantic drama film directed and written by Neil Jordan and starring Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda.
The film mixes themes from Irish mythology into contemporary settings.
Syracuse (Colin Farrell), called "Circus", is an Irish fisherman and former drunk, with a daughter named Annie, who is suffering kidney failure and uses a motorized wheelchair, and an ex-wife named Maura. One day, he finds a young woman (Alicja Bachleda-Curus) in his net, who he resuscitates. The woman is disoriented, but refuses hospitalization and doesn't want to be seen by people, so Syracuse takes her to his deceased mother’s house. Later, at dialysis, he tells Annie a story about a fisherman who pulled in his nets and discovered a woman. Annie believes the woman in the net is a Selkie or a mermaid.
Filming began on July 18, 2008 on location on the Béara Peninsula in Ireland, and was scheduled to finish on August 6, 2008.
Ondine had its European premiere as part of the Jameson Dublin...