Before Sunrise

January 27th, 1995







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Still of Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in Before Sunrise

Plot
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one romantic evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

Release Year: 1995

Rating: 8.0/10 (58,679 voted)

Critic's Score: 77/100

Director: Richard Linklater

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert

Storyline
American tourist Jesse and French student Celine meet by chance on the train from Budapest to Vienna. Sensing that they are developing a connection, Jesse asks Celine to spend the day with him in Vienna, and she agrees. Passing the time before his scheduled flight the next morning. How do two perfect strangers connect so intimately over the course of a single day? What is that special thing that bonds two people so strongly? As their bond turns to love, what will happen to them the next morning when Jesse flies away?

Writers: Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan

Cast:
Ethan Hawke - Jesse
Julie Delpy - Celine
Andrea Eckert - Wife on Train
Hanno Pöschl - Husband on Train
Karl Bruckschwaiger - Guy on Bridge
Tex Rubinowitz - Guy on Bridge
Erni Mangold - Palm Reader
Dominik Castell - Street Poet
Haymon Maria Buttinger - Bartender
Harald Waiglein - Guitarist in Club
Bilge Jeschim - Belly Dancer
Kurti - Percussionist
Hans Weingartner - Cafe Patron
Liese Lyon - Cafe Patron
Peter Ily Huemer - Cafe Patron

Taglines: ... When love can come as a complete surprise

Release Date: 27 January 1995

Filming Locations: Riesenrad, Prater, Vienna, Austria

Box Office Details

Budget: $2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $1,423,537 (USA) (29 January 1995) (363 Screens)

Gross: $22,600,000 (Worldwide)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Richard Linklater] playing "fussball" in the club scene.

Goofs:
Continuity: When the two meet on the train and engage in conversation, the views outside the train don't match when we cut back and forth between Jesse and Celine.

Quotes:
Celine: Did your parents divorce?
Jesse: Yeah. Finally. They should have done it a lot sooner, but they stuck together for a while for the "well-being of my sister and I", thank you very much.



User Review

Why we go the movies...

Rating:

What an incredibly brave and honest look at relationships. I've have never seen a film so precisely and brilliantly capture this kind of emotion and transfer it to the screen the way Before Sunrise does. What a crime that neither Ethan Hawke or Julie Delpy was nominated for any major acting awards, actually screw that! What a crime it was that they didn't both sweep every major acting award altogether and that Richard Linklater didn't get any recognition for the screenwriting or brilliant directing of his wonderful actors! Loved the ending (as much as it pained me at the same time), loved how after it all they go back and show every location that the couple shared together. Loved how the dialogue never wavers, never addressing the relationship directly but allows us to indirectly see a geniune bond forming through the body language, facial expressions, and the dialogue, ooooohhh the dialogue. Every bit of it plucked right from those top ten late night conversations we've all had with close friends whether it was serious or in jest. And respect to Linklater for keepin it real, the movie was rated R cause of a couple minor swear words? Could of easily been removed without really desecrating the film but he keeps it in anyways. Screw you hollywood, your 'romantic comedies', your Freddie Prinze Jr.'s, your 'take the glasses off the girl and now she's pretty' movies. This is real romance! This is what I come to the movies for, to think, to be provoked and to be swept away by the magic that only cinema can provide. Before Sunrise has single-handedly reminded me about why I goto the movies......









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