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I don't know you, but I want you
By Staff Writer Sat 21 Jul 2018, 05:27 am (GMT +2)
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Marketa Irglova, who plays "The Girl" in the movie, was born on February 28, 1988 at Valasske Mezirici in Bohemia, so she is just 21-years-old now, and was only 18 when this film was made. She is pensive and magnetic, a wonderful find, musical, a pianist and with a fine voice and even a sense of the poetry of words for songs in English. She has a marvellous feel for how to play a relationship with an older man whom she comes to love, but will be sustained as a creative friendship that will never be consummated.

Marketa Irglova in 2006 did an album with Glen Hansard, The Swell Season. In the film The Girl is a recent migrant to Dublin. In real life she has spent at least 10 years in Ireland. Their other album that made shakes is I'm Not There and her song in it You Ain't Goin' Nowhere. These CDs have been issued under the name The Frames.

Glen Hansard is Irish, born in Dublin in April 1970 plays The Guy in the film. Hansard projects a shy verisimilitude that helps hold the film together. He strains at the potential for an affair with Girl, but accepts her limits easily because he has an ex-girlfriend in London to whom he intends to go and reclaim. "Ex-Girlfriend" (Marcella Plunkett) appears briefly in some very abstract shots.

The director and scriptwriter, John Carney, was born in Dublin in 1972, and was a singer and bassist with The Frames in the early 1990s. They made this film on a budget of under P1 million in three weeks using two high quality digital cameras. Carney had previously directed or written the script for six other movies and a TV series Bachelor's Walk.

 Once begins with Guy basking on the streets of Dublin (Glen is playing an old guitar he has had for 20 years). His father (Bill Hodnett) was a violinist, but now runs a Hoover repair shop. Girl likes his guitar playing and singing, throws 10 cents into his guitar case and then a funny banter ensues between Guy and Girl. It turns out Guy lives above a Hoover repair shop with his father, since his mother died a year ago. Girl says she has a Hoover to

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repair and will bring it tomorrow. He has a wonderful song, Oh broken hearted Hoover fixer sucker guy. When basking at night he sings his own songs created for his ex-girlfriend.

The next day a funny scene takes place, with the Hoover following them wherever they go on the streets of Dublin. One destination is a musical instrument store where during the lunch hour Girl has been playing on a display piano because she has none at home.

They go there and she plays Mendelssohn for him. She may be 18 years younger, a mere late adolescent, but she is already his musical equal. This leads to their working together on the song Falling Slowly. The process of creating this award-winning song (they are done far quicker than ever in real life) is intriguing. They are two people who love music before, now and on the screen. The magic of this move lies in this adoration.

Later, at her place Guy meets Girl's Mom (Denuse Ktrestova) who only speaks Czech, and her small daughter, and learns she is a recent migrant and her husband, whom she left, is back in Prague. Guy confesses his girlfriend had left him to live and work in London. She has sensed this tension in him from the beginning and told him he could only write and compose such interesting songs because he was pining for his missing love.

One great scene is when they are riding on the back of a bus and Guy tries to sing to her about who he is and what he feels. They sing, Are You Really Here, or Am I dreaming // If you want me, satisfy me. The shots of their recording a demonstration CD at a professional studio are also full of life, when they so easily could have been tedious. Even Eamon (Geoff Minogue) the technician is won over - he first dismisses them as a "bunch of odd balls".

This is not a Celtic music show, but a real film that integrates the music into the life of the characters, as music is their life. This is probably why they are called just Guy and Girl? Once is rate R because of foul language. The cinematographer is Tim Fleming. sasa_majuma@yahoo.co.uk  

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