• Before Sunrise (1995)

Before Sunrise

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: November 30th, 1999

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

On his way to Vienna, American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) meets Celine (Julie Delpy), a student returning to Paris. After long conversations forge a surprising connection between them, Jesse convinces Celine to get off the train with him in Vienna. Since his flight to the U.S. departs the next morning and he has no money for lodging, they wander the city together, taking in the experiences of Vienna and each other. As the night progresses, their bond makes separating in the morning a difficult choice.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Erni Mangold, Hanno Poeschl, Karl Bruckschwaiger, Tex Rubinowitz, Andrea Eckert, Haymon Maria Buttinger

Director: Richard Linklater

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Detour Filmproduction, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Castle Rock Entertainment

Keywords: 1990s, Moving, Love, Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Before Sunrise speaks as much to the mind as to the heart, and much of what it says is likely to strike a responsive chord -- a rare and special accomplishment for any motion picture. show more

  • 100
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Before Sunrise is a film that first startles you with its simplicity, then bowls you over with its complexity. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    It's a lovely and wistful celebration of youth, time and moments of connection -- and about the experience of living in the midst of a simple, perfect day that you know you'll remember for the rest of your life. show more

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