drama staring musicians Glen Hansard (of popular Irish rock band The
Frames) and Markéta Irglová as fictional
musicians and their journey as they write, rehearse and record songs
that tell their love story.
An unnamed, thirty-something Dublin busker (listed in the credits as
"Guy," played by Glen Hansard) sings and plays guitar on Grafton
Street, a Dublin shopping district. He struggles with the trials of
performing on the street, including chasing after a heroin addict
(Darren Healy) who attempts to steal his earnings. Lured by his music,
an unnamed young Czech immigrant flower seller (listed in the credits
as "Girl," played by Markéta Irglová) approaches
despite his annoyance, persists in questioning him about his songs.
Delighted to learn that he also repairs vacuum cleaners in his father's
shop, she insists that he fix her broken vacuum...