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(2004)

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The longest take is about 11 minutes long.
The man and woman that Celine speaks to in the courtyard of her apartment are played by Julie Delpy's real parents, Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet.
Though this movie was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, the screenplay is not based upon any existing text. However, the Academy rule book says that all sequels are adaptations.
This film was made 9 years after the first film, which is the length of time between the events in each story.
Julie Delpy wrote and performed three songs for the soundtrack.
Since the film takes place during the mid-late afternoon, it was the only time of day director Richard Linklater would shoot the scenes in the film. He felt it added to the hyper reality of the film, and often relied on the actors to get perfect takes at the right time.
Jesse (Ethan Hawke) has married a woman because she became pregnant, and they are now in a wedding crisis. This parallels the story he told in Before Sunrise (1995), about his parents marrying because of his mother's unexpected pregnancy, and their subsequent divorce.
The CD they listen to in Celine's apartment is "Tomato Collection" by Nina Simone.
Shooting took a mere 15 days.
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.
Celine says to Jesse "You're a Scorpio, I'm a Sag (Sagittarius), so we get along." These are Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy's signs in real life.
In Before Sunrise Celine says she believes in reincarnation, when Jesse brings it up in Before Sunset she says she thinks its silly.
There are several references to James Joyce; Jesse and Celine meet at "Shakespeare and Co.", a bookstore named after the original Parisian bookstore and publishing house owned by Sylvia Beach, who was the first to publish Joyce's "Ulysses".
The film has references to James Joyce like Before Sunrise (1995): At the opening of the film, Jesse gives a presentation at Shakespeare & Company that James Joyce visited regularly and it was Shakespeare and Company that published Ulysses in 1922.
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Jesse's last name is Wallace.

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