Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise

Richard Linklater (1995)

96min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
When American slacker Ethan Hawke meets French student Julie Delpy on a train to Vienna, the romantic sparks fly as they spend one eventful night together in director Richard Linklater's exhilarating drama. Announcing his presence as a major talent after grabbing attention with Dazed and Confused, Linklater's understated use of gorgeous Viennese backgrounds, coupled with a smart, funny and touching script, make this ultra-modern romance hip yet timeless. With engaging Hawke and free-spirited Delpy delivering confident chemistry, this contemporary brief encounter is a real winner.

Summary

American tourist Jesse and French student Celine meet by chance on a train travelling to Vienna. The two strangers form a close connection almost instantly, and spend the day together in the city, discussing their hopes and dreams. However, their romance seems likely to only last a day, as Jesse is due to fly back home. Richard Linklater's romantic drama, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

Cast & Crew

Jesse Ethan Hawke
Céline Julie Delpy
Wife on train Andrea Eckert
Husband on train Hanno Poschl
Guy on bridge Karl Bruckschwaiger
Guy on bridge Tex Rubinowitz
Palm reader Erni Mangold
Street poet Dominik Castell
Bartender Haymon Maria Buttinger
Guitarist in club Harold Waiglein
Director Richard Linklater
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdGuidance: Swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama