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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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Writers (WGA):
Richard Linklater (written by) &
Kim Krizan (written by)
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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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  (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
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
Dennis Davidson .... Unit publicist
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
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for some strong language
105 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

Numerous references to James Joyce's novel "Ulysses" can be found in "Before Sunrise." Both take place on June 16th, running into the early hours of June 17th. Both involve a journey around a single city (Dublin/Vienna) and include a visit to a graveyard. Jesse's real name is James (Joyce's first name) and, like Joyce, he spent a long time wandering around the cities of Europe instead of going home.See more »
Continuity: Jesse and Celine walk towards the back of the train heading for the dining car. As they enter the dining car, the train is now traveling in the opposite direction, backwards.See more »
Jesse:Sometimes I dream about being a good father and a good husband. And sometimes it feels really close. But then other times it seems silly like it would ruin my whole life. And it's not just a fear of commitment or that I'm incapable of caring or loving because... I can. It's just that, if I'm totally honest with myself I think I'd rather die knowing that I was really good at something. That I had excelled in some way than that I'd just been in a nice, caring relationship.See more »
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Did Jesse and Celine really have sex during the night they spent together?
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132 out of 158 people found the following review useful.
A Perfect Chemistry, In One of the Most Beautiful Romances I Have Ever Seen, 30 March 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

While traveling by train through Europe, the American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and the French Celine (Julie Delpy) meet each other and decide to spend the night together in Austria. On the next morning, Jesse returns to United States of America, and Celine to Paris.

"Before Sunrise" is one of my favorite romances, indeed one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever seen. It is a low budget movie with a very simple and real storyline, but the chemistry between Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy is perfect, and the dialogs are stunning. The direction is amazing, transmitting the feelings of Celine and Jesse to the viewer. I have just completed my review number 1,000 in IMDb, and I choose "Before Sunrise" for this significant number because it is a very special film for me. I cannot understand why this movie was not nominated to the Oscar, with such a magnificent screenplay, direction and performances. Yesterday I have probably watched this movie for the third or fourth time, and I still love it. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Antes do Amanhecer" ("Before Sunrise")

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