Before Sunset

Directed By: Richard Linklater Starring: Julie Delpy Ethan Hawke

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Nine years ago, two strangers met by chance, spent a night together in vienna, and parted before sunrise. Now they cross paths again - in paris - where they will get the chance we all wish we had.


Studio Warner
SKU 40678685
UPC 085393896225
UPC 14 00085393896225
Format DVD
Release Date 2/8/2005
Rating Rating
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Editors Note
Note Nine years ago, director Richard Linklater's BEFORE SUNRISE introduced American twentysomething Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and French twentysomething Celine (Julie Delpy). The two met on a train to Vienna, and spent the night together wandering around the city, talking, and falling for each other. They parted ways, vowing to meet in Vienna in six months. Linklater's latest film, BEFORE SUNSET, picks up where the 1994 film left off. In Paris promoting a novel he has written about their one perfect night together (the two were never reunited), Jesse is dumbfounded when Celine shows up at his last bookstore interview. With just a few hours remaining before his flight back to the States, Jesse and Celine meander through Paris, returning in no time at all to their playful banter, flirtation, and intense conversations about life, love, and the state of the world. Although the sexual tension is palpable, Jesse is married--albeit unhappily--and has a young son, and Celine has a boyfriend. Are these thirtysomethings really soul mates, or ships destined to keep passing in the night? Perhaps only screenwriter Linklater, along with Delpy and Hawke who contributed to the insightful, believable dialogue, know for sure.
Rolling Stone "The actors shine. Hawke is funny and touching....Delpy scores a tour de force..." 07/08/2004 p.136
Entertainment Weekly "[A] deeper, darker, altogether more memorable experience. It doesn't extend the characters as much as fulfill them." 07/09/2004 p.65
New York Times "[E]nchanting..." 07/02/2004 p.E1,"Candid, funny, deeply moving."
Premiere "[I]ncredibly fluid and involving....If you have any kind of affinity for either of the characters, you're bound to find the picture a kind of miracle." 07/01/2004 p.36
Uncut "[I]t works a treat, flowing with the naturalistic ease of New Wave masters like Francois Truffaut or Agnes Varda....BEFORE SUNSET is a small story, but thoroughly intoxicating." 08/01/2004 p.125
Sight and Sound "[Delpy] has a wise, knowing air, and the composure of a lioness..." 08/01/2004 p.44
Los Angeles Times "For Linklater, BEFORE SUNSET represents a triumphant breakthrough." 07/02/2004 p.E20
Richard Linklater
Julie Delpy
Ethan Hawke
Cast & Crew
Albert Delpy - Actor
Ethan Hawke - Screenplay
Ethan Hawke - Actor
Julie Delpy - Actor
Julie Delpy - Screenplay
Lee Daniel - Cinematographer
Richard Linklater - Writer
Richard Linklater - Director
Richard Linklater - Producer
Rodolphe Pauly - Actor
Vernon Dobtcheff - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 38962
UPC 00085393896225
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 80 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource Slate
Review The bad news is that Before Sunset is not as delirious an experience as its predecessor. The good ne
Reviewer David Edelstein
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review The litmus test for whether a viewer is likely to appreciate Before Sunset is simple: anyone
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review The actors shine. Hawke is funny and touching as Jesse describes the harsh truths of his seeming suc
Reviewer Peter Travers
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Hawke,Ethan
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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