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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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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
Harald Waiglein ...
Guitarist in Club
Bilge Jeschim ...
Belly Dancer
Kurti ...
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
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:
Man Sleeping on Train (uncredited)
Guy in Bar (uncredited)

Directed by

Richard Linklater

Written by

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

Music by

Fred Frith

Cinematography by

Lee Daniel ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Sandra Adair

Editorial Department

Barbara Albert ... assistant editor
Peter Fahrngruber ... avid consultant
Sheri Galloway ... second editor
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Bob Kaiser ... color timer
Eric A. Lewy ... first assistant editor
Christine Radovanov ... assistant editor

Casting By

Alycia Aumuller
Judy Henderson
Lisa Pantone ... (casting by)

Production Design by

Florian Reichmann

Costume Design by

Florentina Welley

Makeup Department

Karen Dunst ... hair stylist (as Karin 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 ... 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

Location Management

Philipp Kaiser ... location assistant
Kurt Werner Krusche ... location manager (as Kurt 'Mingo' Krusche)
Axl Newrkla ... set location manager

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
Alexander Kleinszig ... key production assistant
Avi Levy ... production accountant
Karol Martesko ... co-production liaison
Morgan Miles ... assistant production accountant
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
Mária Schmidt ... we wish to thank (as 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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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Jump on and live a Eurorail journey you will never forget! See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Before Sunrise - Zwischenstopp in Wien (Germany)
  • Abans de l'alba (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Antes de amanecer (Spain)
  • Перед рассветом (Russia)
  • Pred úsvitom (Slovakia)
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  • 101 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,423,537, 29 Jan 1995
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $22,600,000

Did You Know?

Trivia The idea for the movie came from a night Richard Linklater spent walking around Philadelphia with Amy, a woman he met. Contrary to the movie, they stayed in touch for a while, until contact was lost. Linklater never heard from her again, not even when he became a director and Before Sunrise (1995) was released. It was not until 2010 that he found out that Amy had died in a traffic accident before the release of the first film in the trilogy. See more »
Goofs Jesse and Celine are said to come from Budapest to Vienna, but in the train scene, there are forest and hills to be seen outside the window all the time. But there is no such landscape along the railway between Budapest and Vienna. In fact, the landscape looks more like the railway line west of Vienna, in the direction of Salzburg. This suggests that the movie was rather filmed there. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Miami Rhapsody/Federal Hill/Before Sunrise/A Man of No Importance/Safe Passage (1995). See more »
Soundtracks Dido And Aeneas See more »
Crazy Credits Closing dedication: In Memory Of My Grandparents Thelma and Charles Krieger Ada and Cecil Harmon Shirley and Charles Linklater See more »
Quotes Celine: I like to feel his eyes on me when I look away.
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