The story is about an ex-alcoholic, fisherman called Syracuse (Colin Farrell). He lives alone in a small Irish seaport town, he's divorced and has a daughter who lives with her still drinking mother. One day he catches a beautiful woman (Aicja Bachleda Curus) in his net, seemingly drowned. When she starts to breathe and choke he wants to take her to the doctor but she refuses. For some reason she doesn't want anybody to see her or even know about her and when Syracuse asks her about her name, she says 'You can call me Ondine. That means "She came from the sea"'. He shows her a deserted cottage and there she lives in secret.
Later, Syracuse tells his daughter Annie a story about a fisherman who caught a mysterious woman instead of fish and she recognizes that the story is true. Short after that Annie follows her father to the cottage and meets Ondine. Annie is under the impression that Ondine is a selkie, a seal woman who came to live on land and who can stay for seven years if she finds her seal coat and buries it. It's really hard not to believe it when Ondine swims like a mermaid, sings above the sea and the usually empty nets are full of fish. Whether she is or isn't a selkie, I won't tell you. The end might be shocking in a bit unexpected and strange way but that doesn't change my opinion. If you still have the possibility, watch Ondine. You won't regret!
My rating: 90 %