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Before Sunset -- It's nine years after Jesse and Celine first met; now, they encounter one another on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Richard Linklater (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
17 June 2004 (Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
What if you had a second chance with the one that got away?
Plot:
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 14 wins & 16 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(775 articles)
Richard Linklater Tapped for Casting Society of America Honor
 (From Variety - Film News. 21 November 2014, 10:00 AM, PST)

BAFTA to Host Ethan Hawke Retrospective
 (From Variety - Film News. 19 November 2014, 5:26 AM, PST)

21 Years: Richard Linklater Review
 (From We Got This Covered. 3 November 2014, 8:54 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
Linklater, Delpy & Hawke make an impossible sequel work (including minor SPOILERS) See more (480 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Richard Linklater 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Richard Linklater (screenplay) &
Julie Delpy (screenplay) &
Ethan Hawke (screenplay)

Richard Linklater (story) &
Kim Krizan (story)

Richard Linklater (characters) &
Kim Krizan (characters)

Produced by
Isabelle Coulet .... co-producer
Richard Linklater .... producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Anne Walker-McBay .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Lee Daniel (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
 
Production Design by
Baptiste Glaymann 
 
Costume Design by
Thierry Delettre 
 
Makeup Department
Anne Bourdiol .... key hair stylist
Anne Bourdiol .... key makeup artist
Elisa Costa .... makeup artist: additional crew (as Elisa Costa Ellis)
Terri Ewton .... press junket: key hair stylist
Terri Ewton .... press junket: key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean-Marc Abbou .... unit production manager
Sara Johnson .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roxane Andreani .... second assistant director
Jerome Borenstein .... first assistant director
Ariane Lacan .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Mika Cotellon .... set dresser: additional crew
Soasig Le Ruyet .... art department trainee
Laid Liazid .... set dresser: additional crew
Régis Mayot .... construction manager: additional crew (as Regis Mayot)
Cyril Mignot .... set dresser
Karine Bakala Pindoux .... painter: additional crew
Frank Pitussi .... stand-by props
Francois Poublan .... set dresser
Gaelle Renard-Werner .... property buyer (as Gaele Renard Werner)
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Bernard Bats .... sound mixer
Wayne Bell .... sound effects editor
Larry Blake .... sound re-recording mixer
Pierre-Yves Bruneel .... boom operator
Ajae Clearway .... dialogue editor
Matt Coby .... mix assistant: Swelltone
Jay Gallagher .... mix assistant: Swelltone
Tom Hammond .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Hammond .... supervising sound editor
Justin Hennard .... foley editor
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Jason Piatt .... foley mixer
Matthieu Tartamella .... sound trainee
 
Visual Effects by
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Lori C. Miller .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Julien Andreetti .... video operator
Loïc Andrieu .... Steadicam operator: "b" camera, additional crew (as Loic Andrieu)
Loïc Andrieu .... camera operator: additional crew (as Loic Andrieu)
Eric Baraillon .... electrician: additional crew
Jean-Pierre Baronsky .... gaffer
Eric Bialas .... Steadicam operator: "b" camera, additional crew
Eric Bialas .... camera operator: additional crew
Stephane Canda .... key grip: additional crew
Lucie Colombie .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Stéphane Cry .... electrician (as Stephane Cry)
Adrien Debackere .... second assistant camera: additional crew
Youcef Djedra .... grip: additional crew
Laurent Dray .... grip: additional crew
Euriel Etevenon .... second assistant camera: additional crew
Emma Faucheux .... still photographer: additional crew
Frederic Fulton .... key grip: additional crew
Vincent Gallot .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alain Herpe .... first assistant camera: additional crew
Anthony Jouslin .... assistant camera trainee: additional crew
Emilie de la Hosseraye .... still photographer (as Emilie De La Hosseraye)
Philip Lozano .... second assistant camera
Eric Macel .... first assistant camera: additional crew
Jim McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Jim McConkey .... camera operator: "a" camera
Steve Moreau .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Pierre Morel .... Steadicam operator: "b" camera, additional crew
Pierre Morel .... camera operator: additional crew
Daniel Morit .... key grip
Gil Pannetier .... first assistant camera
Lisa Persson .... assistant camera trainee (as Lisa Perrson)
Christian Petrucelli .... grip
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... key grip (as Ferrell Shinnick)
Benoît Theunissen .... Steadicam operator: "b" camera, additional crew (as Benoit Theunissen)
Benoît Theunissen .... camera operator: additional crew (as Benoit Theunissen)
Serge Valézy .... electrician (as Serge Valezy)
Philippe Vigier .... electrician: additional crew
Cyril Viletier .... generator operator
 
Casting Department
Christophe Canavaggio .... casting assistant
Annette Trumel .... casting: Paris
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michel Louzon .... textile artist: additional crew
Marie Trimouille .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Michelle Fairbanks .... editorial intern
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Allegra Kolber .... editorial intern (as Allegra McCoy)
David Orr .... color timer
Nevie Owens .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Igor Kipnis .... musician: piano for "Goldberg Variation, Nr. 25"
Christopher S. Parker .... music clearances
Randall Poster .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Mika Cotellon .... driver: additional crew
Philippe Crepet .... transportation: trailers
Johan Graslin .... transportation: trailers, additional crew
Steven Lasson .... transportation: trailers, additional crew
Laid Liazid .... driver: additional crew
Philippe Mayer .... transportation: trailers
Cyril Mignot .... driver
Francois Poublan .... driver
 
Other crew
Jonathan Alvord .... technical consultant (as Jon Alvord)
Emilie Barbault .... assistant script supervisor
Jean-Paul Berreau .... caterer
David Boitard .... production assistant: additional crew
Paul Brennan .... legal services: Sloss Law Office LLP (as Paul Brennan Esq.)
David Brones .... production assistant
Frédéric Chartier .... production assistant: additional crew (as Frederic Chartier)
Émeline Courtecuisse .... production assistant: additional crew (as Emeline Courtecuisse)
Brent Cox .... legal services: Sloss Law Office LLP
Carine Crouzille .... production secretary (as Carine Crouzille Lelievre)
Catherine De Guirchitch .... accountant: France
Jean-Baptiste Duez .... production assistant
Laurent Flaesch .... cat handler
Maud Fumana .... production assistant: additional crew
Jennifer Gaylord .... legal services: Sloss Law Office LLP (as Jennifer Gaylord Rohrer Esq.)
Flavien Gessati .... stand-in
Pierre Hue .... production assistant
Hussein Khedoo .... production assistant
Ariane Lacan .... production assistant: additional crew
Guilhem Malgoire .... production assistant
Michelle Masseyeff .... assistant: Ms. Delpy and Mr. Hawke
Morgan Miles .... accountant: U.S.
Emmanuel Mitry .... production assistant
Franklin Pedrosa .... assistant location manager
Isabelle Querrioux .... script supervisor
Emmanuel Roussille .... location scout: additional crew
Edith Roux .... location scout
Mathieu Roux .... production assistant
Serge Szwarcbart .... production assistant
Alexandra Tavares .... stand-in
Isabelle Thillien .... production assistant
Corinne Vallee .... caterer
Caroline Vandenbussche .... production assistant: additional crew
Bruno Vignier .... location manager
Wade Couturiaux .... office intern (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Carley Hodgkinson .... special thanks: Adbusters Magazine
Sylvia Whitman .... special thanks: Shakespeare Bookstore
Véronique Zimmer .... special thanks: ESEC (as Veronique Zimmer)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and sexual references (Approved No. 40593)
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80 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Julie Delpy wrote and performed three songs for the soundtrack.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: A change in street scene: when Celine tells Phillippe that they have arrived at her apartment, the view through the back window is of one way traffic, but when the car does pull over and they get out, the traffic is two-way.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Journalist #1:Do you consider the book to be autobiographical?
Jesse:Uh, well, I mean... isn't everything autobiographical?
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
An Ocean ApartSee more »

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139 out of 154 people found the following review useful.
Linklater, Delpy & Hawke make an impossible sequel work (including minor SPOILERS), 19 June 2004
Author: Superunknovvn from Austria, Vienna

"Before Sunrise" was one of the most beautiful independent love stories of the 90's. Part of its appeal came from the open ending. We didn't know how the lives of these two young people would continue and what would become of them. The whole movie was like a snapshot that left the rest to our imagination. A sequel to such a story seemed to be unnecessary, but apparently director Richard Linklater himself couldn't stop thinking about these two intriguing characters and had to envision their lives after this one fateful day in Vienna.

Here it is now, the most unlikely sequel I have ever seen, "Before Sunset" - made not for money but for pure artistic purpose only. Much of the magic of part one could have been destroyed, but somehow Linklater and his two main actors managed to pull it off. "Before Sunset" takes place nine years after Jesse and Celine first met and as soon as the movie starts you feel like you meet old friends you haven't seen in a long time. You know these people and immediately feel at home with them. I was afraid that "Before Sunset" might give answers to questions that shouldn't be answered in the first place. If "Before Sunrise" was a dream that two young people had, then this movie could only be the rude awakening, the confrontation with reality. And somehow it is just that. It's a bit disillusioning to hear that all did not turn out as well as one might have imagined. We learn that Jesse and Celine are not particularly happy in their lives and that they are not really the romantic persons they used to be nine years ago. The soothing thing to see, however, is that they are still here. They both have passed their 30th birthday, they have jobs and their future is more or less decided, but they're still longing for passion in their lives and as soon as they meet each other, it's there again. They might have given up a lot of their dreams and beliefs but one thing remains true: their feelings for each other. While they're talking it's like they turn back time and become the young, hopeful people they once were again. I'm getting a bit carried away, but that's the beauty of these two movies, "Sunrise" and "Sunset". The story sucks you in and you're not able to stop thinking about it for a long while.

Another thing "Before Sunset" did, it made me reflect on my own life. How have I changed in the past nine years? What has become of my dreams? Obviously, I have gotten more cynical, because at times I was irritated by Celine's talk about environmental problems and her emotional outbursts. It took me way longer than last time to "bond" with her character this time around.

Anyway, the performances by Hawke and Delpy are wonderful once again. Their acting is as natural as can be, and thinking of Hawke's recent divorce in real life you wonder how much of his character in the movie is based on his own personal experiences.

Unfortunately, the movie is over way too soon. After about an hour you have already arrived at the final scene - a scene that is just amazing. It makes you hope that somehow everything will work out for Jesse and Celine and that maybe they will stay together this time. As part one, "Before Sunset" doesn't have a definite ending, though.

It's sure nice to see that apparently Linklater cares about Jesse and Celine as much as I do and made such a good sequel. He could probably even make a third part. "Before Sunset" has convinced me that it could work.

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