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Before Sunrise (1995)

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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.

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Richard Linklater
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Hawke ... Jesse
Julie Delpy ... Céline
Andrea Eckert Andrea Eckert ... Wife on Train
Hanno Pöschl Hanno Pöschl ... Husband on Train
Karl Bruckschwaiger Karl Bruckschwaiger ... Guy on Bridge
Tex Rubinowitz Tex Rubinowitz ... Guy on Bridge
Erni Mangold ... Palm Reader
Dominik Castell Dominik Castell ... Street Poet
Haymon Maria Buttinger ... Bartender
Harald Waiglein Harald Waiglein ... Guitarist in Club
Bilge Jeschim Bilge Jeschim ... Belly Dancer
Kurti Kurti ... Percussionist
Hans Weingartner ... Cafe Patron
Liese Lyon Liese Lyon ... Cafe Patron
Peter Ily Huemer Peter Ily Huemer ... Cafe Patron
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Storyline

American tourist Jesse and French student Celine meet by chance on the train from Budapest to Vienna. Sensing that they are developing a connection, Jesse asks Celine to spend the day with him in Vienna, and she agrees. So they pass the time before his scheduled flight the next morning together. How do two perfect strangers connect so intimately over the course of a single day? What is that special thing that bonds two people so strongly? As their bond turns to love, what will happen to them the next morning when Jesse flies away? Written by randywong70@comcast.net

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Can the greatest romance of your life last only one night? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston auditioned for the lead part. See more »

Goofs

When they first meet in the train, Celine says she is heading to Paris, because her classes start next week... At the end they reveal the date, and it's 16th June. Which doesn't make much sense, classes usually start around September/October.... See more »

Quotes

Jesse: I'm having kind of an odd situation here, which is that... is... you see that girl over there? Yeah, well, this is our only night together. Here's the problem: The problem is that she wants a bottle of red wine, and I don't have any money. I was thinking that you might want to, um, give me the address of this bar, no, I know... and I would promise to send you the money, and you would make our night complete
Bartender: You would send me the money?
Jesse: Yes.
Bartender: Your hand?
Bartender: Okay. For the greatest night in your life.
Jesse: Thank...
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Trapeze
Composed by Lou Christie and Twyla Herbert
Performed by Lou Christie
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets
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Not all it's cracked up to be
9 August 2004 | by bmittlemanSee all my reviews

I rented this after reading reviews for "Before Sunset" and got my hopes up for "Before Sunrise." However, the normally sexy Ethan Hawke was extremely annoying and did not have any chemistry with Julie Delpy. Delpy was interesting, beautiful, and smart. It didn't seem like she had any spark with Hawke's character, a naive, judgemental American tourist. Throughout the movie, Delpy seems to enjoy telling Hawke her various theories about life and such, but doesn't really seem interested in him romantically. He just comes off as a drooling adolescent. In this movie, chemistry would be the only way to pull this movie together, since its basically the two people trading ideas.

Disappointing unless you're a die-hard fan.


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Country:

USA | Austria | Switzerland

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

27 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Before Sunrise See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,423,537, 29 January 1995

Gross USA:

$5,535,405

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,986,708
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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