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Song of the Sea (2014)

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Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Ben (voice)
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Conor / Mac Lir (voice)
Lisa Hannigan ...
Bronach (voice)
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Granny / Macha (voice)
Lucy O'Connell ...
Saoirse (voice)
Jon Kenny ...
Pat Shortt ...
Lug (voice)
Colm Ó'Snodaigh ...
Mossy (voice)
Liam Hourican ...
Spud / Bus Driver (voice)
Kevin Swierszcz ...
Young Ben (voice)
Will Collins ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as William Collins)
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Storyline

Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. She escapes from her grandmother's home to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for some mild peril, language and pipe smoking images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 December 2014 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

La canción del mar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,910, 19 December 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$857,522

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,984,860
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Trivia

In the bus scene you can see Aisling the fairy from Tomm Moore's previous film The Secret of Kells (2009) in the background. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bronagh: Come away oh human child, to the waters and the wild, with a fairy, hand in hand, for the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.
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References The Secret of Kells (2009) See more »

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Sweet
19 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's so great that such a small film like this will now get seen because it got nominated for an Oscar, whereas if it had not it would've gone very much underseen. I have to start off by saying that while the voice acting here is decent (surprisingly a little underacting by Brendan Gleeson), the sound mixing and sound editing is truly spectacular. At times the sounds were so real that if I closed my eyes I would really believe I was near the ocean. The animation as well, for being an independent film, is truly beautiful. Simple, but the colors are really vivid and strong and they have a great effect. Overall, the film is just gentle and joyous and so hard to dislike. It's a bit light, but harmless.


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