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Plot, Details & Awards

Before Sunset

(2004)

Rated R for language and sexual references.

R In Theaters 07/2/2004 , 80min.
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Plot & Details

Richard Linklater directs the romantic drama Before Sunset, a sequel to Before Sunrise (1995). Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) were strangers who spent a loquacious night together in Vienna. Nine years later, Jesse has written a book about the encounter. During his accelerated European book tour, he reunites with Celine in Paris. Before Jesse's flight home, he joins Celine for a picturesque walk around Paris peppered with intimate conversation: at first, about the minutiae of their day-to-day lives and their relationships, and then about their lingering feelings for one another. Before Sunset was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Kim Krizan Nominated
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Ethan Hawke Nominated
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Richard Linklater Nominated
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Julie Delpy Nominated

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Berlin International Film Festival In Competition Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Picture [Runner-up] Won

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Richard Linklater Nominated
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Julie Delpy Nominated
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Ethan Hawke Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actress - Runner-up Julie Delpy Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 National Board of Review Special Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaking Won

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 National Society of Film Critics Best Screenplay (Runner-up) Richard Linklater Won
2004 National Society of Film Critics Best Picture (Runner-up) Won
2004 National Society of Film Critics Best Screenplay (Runner-up) Julie Delpy Won
2004 National Society of Film Critics Best Screenplay (Runner-up) Ethan Hawke Won
2004 National Society of Film Critics Best Actress - Runner-up Julie Delpy Won

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Actress Julie Delpy Won

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