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.
Before Sunrise (1995) was the first of 10 collaborations between Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater. Three years after this film, Hawke starred in Linklater's The Newton Boys (1998), along fellow Linklater collaborator Matthew McConaughey. Other Linklater films in which he had roles in include Tape (2001), Fast Food Nation (2006), and Boyhood (2014). Linklater actually appeared in Hawke's feature directorial debut, Chelsea Walls (2001), and Hawke's second feature-film as a director, The Hottest State (2006).
I'm having kind of an odd situation here, which is that... is... you see that girl over there? Yeah, well, this is our only night together. Here's the problem: The problem is that she wants a bottle of red wine, and I don't have any money. I was ...
Jesse and Celine walk towards the back of the train heading for the dining car. As they enter the dining car, the train is now traveling in the opposite direction, backwards.
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 (USA) (29 January 1995)
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