Before Sunrise

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1995
  • Running time: 101 min
An exquisitely understated ode to the thrill of romantic possibility, the inaugural installment of The Before Trilogy opens with a chance encounter between two solitary young strangers. After they hit it off on a train bound for Vienna, the Paris... read more
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An exquisitely understated ode to the thrill of romantic possibility, the inaugural installment of The Before Trilogy opens with a chance encounter between two solitary young strangers. After they hit it off on a train bound for Vienna, the Paris university student Celine and the scrappy American tourist Jesse impulsively decide to spend a day together before he returns to the U.S. the next morning. As the pair roam the streets of the stately city, Richard Linklater’s tenderly observant gaze captures the uncertainty and intoxication of young love, from the first awkward stirrings of attraction to the hopeful promise that Celine and Jesse make upon their inevitable parting.

Original Release

01/27/1995

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Cast

Ethan Hawke Jesse
Julie Delpy Céline
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
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Directors

Richard Linklater

Writers

Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan

Cast

Ethan Hawke Jesse
Julie Delpy Céline
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
Otto Reiter Cafe Patron
Hubert Fabian Kulterer Cafe Patron
Branko Andric Cafe Patron
Constanze Schweiger Cafe Patron
John Sloss Cafe Patron

Producers

Editors

Sandra Adair

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