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Before Sunrise (1995)

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

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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. So they pass the time before his scheduled flight the next morning together. 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? Written by randywong70@comcast.net

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some strong language | See all certifications »

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27 January 1995 (USA)  »

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Antes del amanecer  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$5,400,000 (USA)
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In Linklater's first rotoscoped (a type of animation) movie, Jesse and Celine appear in bed together and have a dreamy, cerebral Sunrise-esque conversation. See more »

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In Vienna, Jesse talks about his obsessive relationship with "Miss July, 1978" of Playboy magazine, then asks Celine if she knows Crystal. Playboy's Miss July 1978 was actually Karen Morton, cousin of 1970s model Elaine Morton. See more »

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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.
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Closing dedication: In Memory Of My Grandparents Thelma and Charles Krieger Ada and Cecil Harmon Shirley and Charles Linklater See more »

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Yakety Sax
Composed by Boots Randolph and James Rich
Performed by Boots Randolph
Courtesy of Masters International
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EXTREMELY DEEP & WONDERFUL LOVE STORY !
16 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was by accident that I was scanning the TV channels and found this wonderful film about two beautiful human beings who become attracted to each other in a very innocent and virgin like approach to each other. Ethan Hawke (Jesse) "Tape" '01 and Julie Delpy (Celine) "ER" 94 TV Series (Nicole). This gal and guy, will warm your very heart and soul and make you think deeply into your past relationships and how you really wish you had followed your hearts strings with a guy or gal you deep down loved and lost track of over the years. Jesse and Celine have great conversation, and deep eye contact with a great magnetic explosion between the two of them. I am looking forward to the SEQUEL to this film in 2004 and if you have viewed this film, you will feel the same way.


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