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Ondine

OndineWomen tend to hide secrets in the original scripts of filmmaker Neil Jordan (The Crying Game). In the wee fairy tale Ondine, a...OndineSci-fi and Fantasy, DramaPT103MPG-13Women tend to hide secrets in the original scripts of filmmaker Neil Jordan (The Crying Game). In the wee fairy tale Ondine, a...2010-06-10Stephen ReaMagnolia Pictures
Ondine, Colin Farrell | LADY OF THE LAKE Alicja Bachleda and Colin Farrell in Ondine

LADY OF THE LAKE Alicja Bachleda and Colin Farrell in Ondine

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Ondine

Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy, Drama; Starring: Colin Farrell, Stephen Rea; Director: Neil Jordan; Author: Neil Jordan; Release Date Limited: 06/04/2010; Runtime (in minutes): 103; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Women tend to hide secrets in the original scripts of filmmaker Neil Jordan (The Crying Game). In the wee fairy tale Ondine, a lonely Irish fisherman named Syracuse (Colin Farrell) catches in his net the mysterious, eponymous, dripping-wet lady (Polish lovely Alicja Bachleda). She might be a mythical selkie — part woman, part seal. Or not. Curlicues of arbitrary complication (Syracuse’s spunky young daughter in a wheelchair, his boozing ex-wife, his baleful priest played by Stephen Rea) cling to Ondine like bits of weightless seaweed that wash away by the fable’s end. B-

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