DVD 101 mins IMDB 7.8 (14,245 votes)
Before Sunrise
Warner Brothers (1995)
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Drama, Romance
USA  /  English

Ethan Hawke Jesse
Julie Delpy Celine
Erni Mangold Palm Reader
Haymon Maria Buttinger Bartender
Marianne Plasteig Waitress
Rodolphe Pauly Journalist #2
Louise Lemoine Torres Journalist #1
Vernon Dobtcheff Book Store Manager
Albert Delpy Man at Grill
Andrea Eckert Wife on train
Hanno Pöschl Husband on train
Karl Bruckschwaiger Guy on bridge
Tex Rubinowitz Guy on bridge
Dominik Castell Street poet
Harold Waiglein Guitarist in club
Bilge Jeschim Belly Dancer
Kurti Percussionist
Hans Weingartner Cafe Patron
Liese Lyon Cafe Patron
Peter Ily Huemer Cafe Patron

Director Richard Linklater
Producer Anne Walker-McBay
Writer Richard Linklater; Kim Krizan
Cinematography Lee Daniel
Musician Fred Frith
User Credit 1 Sandra Adair; Sheri Galloway
User Credit 2 Florentina Welley

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. — Jason Ankeny

Edition Details
Barcode 053939253122
Region Region 1
Chapters 25
Release Date 11/30/1999
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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User Text 2 ... When love can come as a complete surprise
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Trivia: The idea for the movie came from a night Richard Linklater spent walking around Philadelphia with Amy, a woman he met. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When the two meet on the train and engage in conversation, the views outside the train don't match when we cut back and forth between Jesse and Celine. (more)

Quotes: Celine: Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more? (more)

Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations (more)