2010-10-15 11:26
What it's about:

The story of Syracuse, a simple fisherman who catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his trawler’s nets. The woman seems to be dead, but, when she comes alive before Syracuse’s eyes, he thinks he may be seeing things. However, with the help of his ailing, yet irrepressible, daughter, Annie, he comes to believe that the fantastical might be possible and that Ondine might be a myth come true. Ondine and Syracuse fall passionately in love, but, just as it seems the fairytale might go on happily ever after, the real world intercedes: After a terrible car crash and the return of a dark and violent figure from Ondine’s past, a new beginning is presented to Syracuse, Ondine and Annie.

What the critics thought:

"Silkies aren't the only creatures who can inhabit two worlds. As Annie knows, and as Jordan's film makes clear, stories enable us to step outside the quotidian world and dream, if only for an hour or two."
- Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"In Ondine, a film about a fisherman and a mythical sea creature, Neil Jordan shows his fondness for fantasy worlds."
- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"With its ridiculous but rather charming plot and gorgeous Irish seascapes, the film also tries to tackle alcoholism and drug-dealing, with mixed results."
- Kate Muir, The Times

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

Curtley 2010/10/19 9:51 AM
  • Rating:
It sounds like a different, not your ordinary mermaid movie, i would watch it.
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