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Before Sunrise

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1995
  • Richard Linklater
  • 96 mins
  • 15

Summary

Romantic drama starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Young American traveller Jesse encounters French student Céline on a train between Budapest and Vienna, and persuades her to spend the day with him in the Austrian capital. But as Jesse is due to fly out the next morning, is there time for their mutual attraction to develop any further?

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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JesseEthan Hawke
CélineJulie Delpy
Wife on trainAndrea Eckert
Husband on trainHanno Poschl
Guy on bridgeKarl Bruckschwaiger
Guy on bridgeTex Rubinowitz
Palm readerErni Mangold
Street poetDominik Castell
BartenderHaymon Maria Buttinger
Guitarist in clubHarold Waiglein

Crew

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DirectorRichard Linklater

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Released on
1995-04-20
Languages
English | German | French
Guidance
Swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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