R | | Drama, Romance
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #857.
You know, I've been wondering lately. Do you know anyone who's in a happy relationship?
Jesse: Uh, yeah, sure. I know happy couples. But I think they lie to each other.
Celine: Hmf. Yeah. People can lead their life as a lie. My grandmother, she was married to this ...
Jesse and Celine are said to come from Budapest to Vienna, but in the train scene, there are forest and hills to be seen outside the window all the time. But there is no such landscape along the railway between Budapest and Vienna. In fact, the landscape looks more like the railway line west of Vienna, in the direction of Salzburg. This suggests that the movie was rather filmed there.
Closing dedication: In Memory Of My Grandparents Thelma and Charles Krieger Ada and Cecil Harmon Shirley and Charles Linklater
English, German, French
$1,423,537 29 January 1995