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Before Sunrise -- 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.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Richard Linklater (written by) &
Kim Krizan (written by)
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Release Date:
27 January 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Jump on and live a Eurorail journey you will never forget! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Love Still Exists. See more (366 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
Otto Reiter ... Cafe Patron
Hubert Fabian Kulterer ... Cafe Patron
Branko Andric ... Cafe Patron
Constanze Schweiger ... Cafe Patron

John Sloss ... Cafe Patron
Alexandra Seibel ... Cafe Patron
Georg Schöllhammer ... Cafe Patron
Christian Ankowitsch ... Cafe Patron
Wilbirg Reiter ... Cafe Patron
Barbara Klebel ... Musician on Boat
Wolfgang Staribacher ... Musician on Boat
Wolfgang Glüxam ... Harpsichord Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Adam Goldberg ... Man Sleeping on Train (uncredited)

Paul Poet ... Guy in Bar (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Linklater 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Richard Linklater (written by) &
Kim Krizan (written by)

Produced by
Gregory Jacobs .... associate producer
Wolfgang Ramml .... co-producer
Gernot Schaffler .... co-producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Anne Walker-McBay .... producer
Ellen Winn Wendl .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Frith 
 
Cinematography by
Lee Daniel (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
 
Casting by
Alycia Aumuller 
Judy Henderson 
 
Production Design by
Florian Reichmann 
 
Costume Design by
Florentina Welley 
 
Makeup Department
Karen Dunst .... hair stylist (as Karin Dunst)
Karen Dunst .... makeup artist (as Karin Dunst)
 
Production Management
Bernhard Schmatz .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Buche .... second assistant director
E. Otto Sperl .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Maria Bluemel .... stand-by props (as Maria Blümel)
Max Parovsky .... art department assistant (as Maximilian Jezo-Parovsky)
Michael Suchy .... property master
Mark Lambert Bristol .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wayne Bell .... sound effects editor
Stan Ginsel .... assistant sound editor (as Stanley Ginsel)
Douglas Greenfield .... stereo consultant: Dolby
Tom Hammond .... supervising sound editor
Steve Jaszkowiak .... foley mixer
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist
Paul Koronkiewicz .... boom operator (as Paul Koronkiewiecz)
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist (as Chris Moriana)
Charles W. Ritter .... dialogue editor (as Chip Ritter)
Larry Seyer .... sound re-recording mixer
Russ Smith .... assistant sound editor
Reilly Steele .... adr mixer
Thomas Szabolcs .... sound mixer
Todd Toon .... foley editor
Patrick Giraudi .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Alexander .... Steadicam operator
Walter Bednarik .... dolly grip
Gabriela Brandenstein .... still photographer
Phillip Grausam .... electrician
Matthias Grunsky .... clapper loader (as Mathias Grunsky)
Susanne Habitzel .... best girl electric
Roland Heinrich .... grip
Thomas Horváth .... second electric (as Thomas Horvath)
Gero Lasnig .... gaffer
Francesco Lorusso .... grip
Heinz Menschik .... first assistant camera
Bernd Pfingstmann .... third electric
Clark Walker .... second assistant camera
Thomas Öhl .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Chloe Ernst .... casting associate: New York
Robyn Levinson .... casting assistant
James Pantone .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Lisa Pantone .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Regina Schlagnitweit .... casting: Austria
Birgit Sturm .... extras casting: Vienna People
 
Editorial Department
Barbara Albert .... assistant editor
Peter Fahrngruber .... avid consultant
Sheri Galloway .... second editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Steve Johnson .... colorist
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Eric A. Lewy .... first assistant editor
Christine Radovanov .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Arlene Fishbach .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Michael Hopfgartner .... transportation captain
Stegan Stein .... driver: trailer (as Stefan Stein)
 
Other crew
Catherine Bauer .... production assistant
Uli Halbritter .... production coordinator
Jeff Hill .... publicity: Clein+White
Jérôme Jouneaux .... press attache: France
Philipp Kaiser .... location assistant
Alexander Kleinszig .... key production assistant
Kurt Werner 'Mingo' Krusche .... location manager (as Kurt 'Mingo' Krusche)
Avi Levy .... production accountant
Karol Martesko .... co-production liaison
Morgan Miles .... assistant production accountant
Axl Newrkla .... set location manager
Andrea Nunner .... accountant: Austria
Chris Paton .... unit publicist: DDA London
Monika Petrillo .... script supervisor (as Monika von Manteuffel)
Hans Weingartner .... production assistant
Reini Weissensteiner .... set production assistant (as Reinhard Weißensteiner)
Susanne Wouk .... set production assistant
 
Thanks
Wolfgang Ainberger .... we wish to thank
Karen Arikian .... we wish to thank (as Karin Arikian)
Manfred Bartunek .... we wish to thank
Ivan Bigley .... we wish to thank
Arie Bohrer .... we wish to thank
Laura Duda .... we wish to thank
Courtney Eldridge .... we wish to thank
Jürgen Forster .... we wish to thank
Walter Galosch .... we wish to thank
Leonhard Gmür .... we wish to thank
Robyn Gray .... we wish to thank
Stefan Grissemann .... we wish to thank
Alexander Horwath .... we wish to thank
John Hunt .... we wish to thank
Heather McGrath Jacobs .... we wish to thank
David Jewell .... acknowledgment: poem "Delusion Angel" written by
Alan Jones .... we wish to thank
Gudrun Kampl .... we wish to thank
Constanze Kargl .... we wish to thank
Lynn Keller .... we wish to thank
Kurt Kren .... we wish to thank
Doris Krumpl .... we wish to thank
Shirley Linklater .... in memory of: my grandparents (as Shirley)
Amy Lowrey .... we wish to thank
Peter Muhr .... we wish to thank (as Peter)
Vesna Muhr .... we wish to thank
Jim Osborne .... we wish to thank
Katharina Pirker .... we wish to thank
Bernhard Praschl .... we wish to thank
Ulla Rapp .... we wish to thank
Christa Reeh .... we wish to thank
Stefan Ruul .... we wish to thank
Maria Schmidt .... we wish to thank
Franz Schwartz .... we wish to thank
Heinz Skala .... we wish to thank
Philipp Teuchtler .... we wish to thank
I.D. Lila von Schwarzenberg .... we wish to thank
Dagmar Wagner .... we wish to thank
Fritz Wagner .... we wish to thank (as Fritz)
Peter Wallner .... we wish to thank
Heinz Wendl .... we wish to thank
Cornelia Zweigert .... we wish to thank
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong language
Runtime:
105 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Canadian Home Video rating) | Finland:S | Germany:6 (bw) | Hong Kong:IIA (2013) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) | Norway:7 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Portugal:M/6 (DVD rating) | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:15 | USA:R (No. 33555)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Richard Linklater]playing "fussball" in the club scene.See more »
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.See more »
Quotes:
Celine:If there's any kind of magic in this world... it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know it's almost impossible to succeed... but who cares, really? The answer must be in the attempt.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Dancing With Da RatSee more »

FAQ

Did Jesse and Celine really have sex during the night they spent together?
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258 out of 290 people found the following review useful.
Love Still Exists., 14 August 1998
Author: Sickfrog from Norfolk, VA

This has to be one of the most sincere and touching boy-meets-girl movies ever made. While "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Say Anything" deliver nice portrayals, this movies strips down useless subplots and Hollywood divergences. This movie focuses purely on watching the budding of a beautiful romance. You never doubt for a second that the film will lead towards the romantic pairing of these two people. You almost immediately sense the synergy and the chemistry between Jesse and Celine, and it is simply pure joy to watch them find it. This movie is mostly all dialogue -based. But, every conversation between these too is greatly intriguing. What makes this pairing so romantic is how real it is. How in all that conversation, while often having no real bearing on anything critical, you can sense the nuances as these two become more fond and trusting of each other. This is exactly they way you would dream that you meet that special someone. And what makes it so true is that it is not even too fantastic to believe. This could be what would happen if you had been confident enough to strike up a conversation with that person you noticed somewhere random. And what puts the icing on this film is the magnificent backdrop of Vienna in which this film takes place. It just adds to the feeling of romantic nirvana that the film suggests. And no matter how many times I watch this film, I don't think I will ever tire of that.

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