Before Sunrise (1995)
Director: Richard Linklater
Writers: Richard Linklater, Kim Chrisan
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Bossier, Karl Brachschweiger, Tex Rubinowitz Ernie Mangold / Dominique Castell / Hemon Maria Buttinger / Harald Weiglein / Hans Weingartner / Peter Alley Hugh Mer / Hubert Fabian Kurtler / John Sloss / Christian Ankovich / Adam Goldberg / Paul Poitt / …
Genre: Drama / Romance / Literature
Languages: English / German / French
Released: 1995-01-27 (USA)
Length: 101 minutes
Also known as: Love for a Half Day (Hong Kong) / Love at Dawn (Taiwan) / Before Sunrise
Rating: IMDB 8.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 100%
Plot introduction: American young Jesse (Ethan Hawke) ran into French schoolgirl Selina (Julie Delpy) on the train, and the two had a good conversation on the train. When the train arrived in Vienna, Jesse kindly invited Selina to visit Vienna together, even though Jesse had to leave by plane the next day. Selina, who fell in love with Jesse at first sight, accepted Jesse’s invitation.
While visiting the city, they talked about each other’s past and their feelings about life, and the two got to know each other more deeply. They cherished this wonderful evening very much, the lovers experienced many romantic experiences together because they agreed to meet again in half a year, and this date will end between sunrise…
“Before Sunrise” is a 1995 romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. The movie follows the story of Jesse, an American, and Celine, a French woman, who meet on a train traveling from Budapest to Vienna. They strike up a conversation and decide to spend the night exploring Vienna together, despite the fact that they are strangers.
Over the course of the night, Jesse and Celine share intimate conversations about life, love, and the human condition. They walk through the streets of Vienna, visit a record store, a café, and a park, and get to know each other on a deep and personal level.
The film is widely regarded as a classic of the romantic drama genre, with many praising its naturalistic performances, honest portrayal of love and relationships, and beautiful cinematography. It has since spawned two sequels, “Before Sunset” (2004) and “Before Midnight” (2013), which continue the story of Jesse and Celine.
“Before Sunrise” has become a cult classic and is often cited as one of the best films of the 1990s. It has been praised for its intelligent writing, nuanced performances, and intimate exploration of human connection.