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Before Sunset -- Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each otheragain on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.
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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Writers (WGA):
Richard Linklater (screenplay) &
Julie Delpy (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
30 July 2004 (USA) See more »
What if you had a second chance with the one that got away?
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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Directed by
Richard Linklater 
Writing credits
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
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
Serge Szwarcbart .... assistant unit manager
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
Miguel Bejo .... telecine dailies colorist
Michelle Fairbanks .... editorial intern
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Allegra Kolber .... editorial intern (as Allegra McCoy)
Emmanuel Le Ridant .... telecine dailies colorist
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)
Carley Hodgkinson .... special thanks: Adbusters Magazine
Sylvia Whitman .... special thanks: Shakespeare Bookstore
Véronique Zimmer .... special thanks: ESEC (as Veronique Zimmer)

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Rated R for language and sexual references (Approved No. 40593)
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Austria:0 | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Chile:TE | Czech Republic:U | Denmark:A | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:0 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:AL | Norway:A | Peru:PT | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:12 (canton of Bern) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Zurich) | UK:15 | USA:R (Approved No. 40593)

Did You Know?

Jesse (Ethan Hawke) is in a failing marriage with a woman he married because she had become pregnant. Soon after the film's release, Hawke's real-life wife Uma Thurman, whom he had married while she was pregnant with their first child, filed for divorce for adultery.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Céline and Jesse are at the Café, a wire (of a microphone) is visible in Jesse's shirt.See more »
[first lines]
Journalist #1:Do you consider the book to be autobiographical?
Jesse:Uh, well, I mean... isn't everything autobiographical?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in In Time (2014/II)See more »
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110 out of 135 people found the following review useful.
Pure Delight, 17 February 2005
Author: Se Cardeira ( from Dili, Timor Leste

Nine years on Celine and Jessie meet in Paris not entirely by destiny or sheer force of circumstance... Nine years ago I loved Before Sunrise so much! And identified with it even though I was far from home not out of choice - and a war of the kind that bothered Celine in Bosnia was going on in my own country... But I was young. I was 24, actually, very romantic and innocent. Now I Know how things work a little better. The world, relationships. But I'm still plunging into causes for their own sake. And I'm still a reasonably normal person. Just like the characters in this film. Paris has never looked simpler in its casual elegance. Dialogue has never seemed more natural. A script never touched real life like this one so effortlessly. I'm in love with these characters - and with the ending... This is how European Cinema used to be - and Hollywood, too for that matter. Naturally real and magical in the details.

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