Before Sunrise

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Overview

Richard Linklater's third feature -- set, like his other works, over the course of one 24-hour period -- Before Sunrise is a sweet, intelligent romantic comedy filmed primarily in Austria. It stars Ethan Hawke as Jesse, a young American travelling through Europe. On a train he meets Celine, a French student portrayed by Julie Delpy. Together they leave the train to begin exploring the city of Vienna, walking and talking into the wee hours of the night and slowly falling in love as the minutes before Jesse's ...
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Overview

Richard Linklater's third feature -- set, like his other works, over the course of one 24-hour period -- Before Sunrise is a sweet, intelligent romantic comedy filmed primarily in Austria. It stars Ethan Hawke as Jesse, a young American travelling through Europe. On a train he meets Celine, a French student portrayed by Julie Delpy. Together they leave the train to begin exploring the city of Vienna, walking and talking into the wee hours of the night and slowly falling in love as the minutes before Jesse's return to the U.S. tick away.
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Editorial Reviews

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With Slacker and Dazed and Confused, Richard Linklater established himself as one of the more perceptive directors to delve into young adult experience in the last decades of the 20th century. With Before Sunrise, he went a step further, proving himself capable of exposing the soulful poignancy lurking at the heart of Gen-X affectation. An unapologetically dialogue-driven movie, Before Sunrise avoids the usual pitfalls associated with excessive talk, thanks to Linklater's insightful, heartfelt screenplay and winning performances from Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Delpy is engagingly easy-going, giving the feeling that she's ready for anything, and Hawke radiates surprising charm as the prototypical American abroad. He and Delpy are always entertaining, so that, rather than craving action, we want the two to keep talking, and come to regret the imminent sunrise almost as much as they do.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • UPC: 883929155330
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Rating:

  • Source: Turner Home Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Repackaged / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,970

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ethan Hawke Jesse
Julie Delpy Celine
Hanno Pöschl Husband on Train
Andrea Eckert Wife on Train
Peter Ily Huemer Cafe Patron
John Sloss Cafe Patron
Erni Mangold Palm Reader
Haymon Maria Buttinger Bartender
Vernon Dobtcheff Book Store Manager
Louise Lemoine Torres Journalist #1
Rodolphe Pauly Journalist #2
Marianne Plasteig Waitress
Diabolo Philippe
Albert Delpy Man at Grill
Technical Credits
Richard Linklater Director, Screenwriter
Sandra Adair Editor
Lee Daniel Cinematographer
Thierry Delettre Costumes/Costume Designer
Fred Frith Score Composer
Judy Henderson Casting
Greg Jacobs Associate Producer
Kim Krizan Original Story, Screenwriter
Wolfgang Ramml Co-producer
Florian Reichmann Production Designer
Gernot Schaffler Co-producer
John Sloss Executive Producer
E. Otto Sperl Asst. Director
Thomas Szabolcs Sound/Sound Designer
Anne Walker-McBay Producer
Ellen Winn Wendl Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Before Sunrise
1. Scene 1 [2:10]
2. Scene 2 [3:09]
3. Scene 3 [4:37]
4. Scene 4 [4:05]
5. Scene 5 [2:49]
6. Scene 6 [2:33]
7. Scene 7 [6:21]
8. Scene 8 [2:20]
9. Scene 9 [4:22]
10. Scene 10 [3:32]
11. Scene 11 [4:54]
12. Scene 12 [4:52]
13. Scene 13 [6:43]
14. Scene 14 [7:15]
15. Scene 15 [2:46]
16. Scene 16 [4:47]
17. Scene 17 [6:24]
18. Scene 18 [4:54]
19. Scene 19 [1:55]
20. Scene 20 [6:41]
21. Scene 21 [2:34]
22. Scene 22 [2:40]
23. Scene 23 [3:12]
24. Scene 24 [2:30]
25. Scene 25 [2:35]
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Disc #1 -- Before Sunrise
   Scene Selections
   Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Soundtracks:
         English
         Français
      Subtitles:
         English
         Français
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  • Posted June 3, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Sweet and Romantic

    Been wanting to see this movie for a while and the sequel. It is an interesting film where two people meet and find as they talk, that they have some sort of connection. If you like romantic movies, then you'll probably like this one.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    real nice movie

    i have the dvd and its one of those sweet love stories and i quite enjoyed it its a real nice movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Some of the Best Conversation EVER!

    This movie wasn't all about the action and what not. It focused on good, well written conversation, which I liked a lot. It isn't every day that you see a movie with so much conversation that isn't boring. One of the best movies out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding movie, all the way

    I don't quite know where to start. I have seen this movie long time ago and I absoultely loved it. It is so real and intelligent and catches the real spirit of the cultures that it was just a breathtaking experience for me. I am from Europe, and the reason why I am writing this review is the fact that I am in the States right now and have been here for quite a while now. Being here gave the whole new aspect to this movie. I totally understood the Celine's point of view, but now I also understand Jesse's. I was watching this movie with my American friend and seeing how similar we are to the characters in the movie was just amazing. I would recommend this movie to everyone who believes that true love does exist and that it is as simple and beautiful as it is in this movie. Movies like that are a total must see!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Too Real

    'Before Sunrise' was truly a spectacular film. The characters are so real, that you feel like you could see them passing by. It's such a real movie! It captures the awkward feelings between two people. When they first get to Vienna and seem to have nothing to talk about, you can kind of feel the doubt that he might have. Ethan Hawke gives a breathtaking performance as a young man that is completely in love. When he convinces her to get off at Vienna with him, you can see the hope in his eyes, and you are silently begging her to go with him, even though you know she will, you still have doubt because both of their performances are so tangible. Their conversations were so real; he was so real; she was so real; the situation was so real. Everything about the movie was so easy to relate to, and I'm sure that it would strike a chord inside of almost everyone. I also love how they know that this is really only magical for that one night. They dont try to drag on a spur of the moment romance like so many other movies. I honestly think that this movie is beautiful, and I dont think that about many films.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful movie!

    I agree with everything the other reviewers have said, but the thing that makes this movie great is its ability to make you think. You find yourself discussing the ideas from the movie with your own crowd. Also, that it plays so realistically. Yes, they do fall in love, but they see each others' faults, and they don't always agree with each other just for the sake of being agreeable. Reality and romance isn't a combination you see too often.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Romance Classic

    I, like few other males that I know, am a fan of the Romance genre. Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise is one of my favorites. The story centers around two people, who meet on a train and spend the next 24-hours together, falling in love in Vienna. At the end of their day, they find themselves at an idealistic moment-of-truth. Ethan Hawke, in my view, turns in on of his best performances. This is the first time that I¿ve seen a Julie Delpy movie. Her character melted me into the fabric of my chair; what more can I say? Before Sunrise is a permanent fixture in my DVD collection. To all you male devotees to romantic classics, ¿By it.¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a true classic

    i've seen a lot of romantic movies. trust me. the makers of before sunrise have re-invented the classic romatic movie genre with this film. the film is funny, cool, intelligent, great actors, has a great soundtrack and a fantastic atmosphere. two people meet in a passengerwagon and decide to spend 24 hours together. those 24 hours are packed with intelligent conversation about love, the world, religion and almost everything on this planet. this movie is a must see. and trust me, this movie is not only for women, it's for everybody that like a great moviescript filmed with great love for detail and excellent acting. hand down, one of the greatest movies ever made in the 90's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must watch

    ethan hawke is one of my fave actors and before sunrise undoubtedly is one of his best films. reality bites and dead poets society are my other two faves but before sunrise is a must watch film. it is a story about two people, ethan hawke and julie delphy who meet on a train and spend 24 hours with each other. one special day, two special people. he talks nonstop, smiles with his eyes,is a cynic who doesn't believe in things like destiny. she's a believer, a true romantic. they end up talking through the day and all night long. fall in love before sunrise. the next day dawns and they part. promising to meet again at the same place. and the fantastic movie cuts to black. and you are left with the same feeling you have when you finish a great book. you didn't want it to end. but it did. so you open the book again and flip through the pages. and that's what you do with this film. you watch it all over again..and again..and again.

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