Mythology has always captivated a bit of my soul. And the concept of the Undine or Ondine as a water nymph is one that has been explored in various ways through myths and tales as long as such tales have been told.
Ondine is a new movie from Magnolia Pictures starring Colin Farrell as Syracuse, a fisherman, and Alicja Bachleda as a magical woman called Ondine who ends up in his nets. Directed and written by Neil Jordan, it looks like it could be a magical tale on the big screen…
ONDINE is 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 then she comes alive before Syracuse’s eyes and 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 the woman (Ondine) might be a myth come true. Ondine and Syracuse fall passionately in love, but just as we think the fairytale might go on forever, the real world intercedes. Then, after a terrible car crash and the return of a dark and violent figure from Ondine’s past, hope eventually prevails and a new beginning is presented to Syracuse, Ondine and Annie.
Here’s the trailer:
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