BEFORE SUNRISE (15)
D: Richard Linklater
Rank/Castle Rock/Detour/Filmhaus (Anne
USA/Austria/Switzerland 🇺🇸 🇦🇹 🇨🇭 1995
W: Richard Linklater & Kim
DP: Lee Daniel
Ed: Sandra Adair
PD: Florian Reichmann
Ethan Hawke (Jesse), Julie
The film is an incredibly simplistic boy-meets-girl story but
is a perfect example of on-screen chemistry.
Ethan Hawke plays Jesse, an American travelling through
Europe, he crosses paths with Celine (Julie Delpy) on a train and after spending awhile talking, decide to spend the night together in Vienna before he catches a flight back to America and she
returns to her native Paris.
The movie is practically all-dialogue, but what makes it work
is the realistic relationship that develops between the two characters. Unfortunately, the mystery of whether or not the two meet again has been answered by the fact there are now two sequels to
this movie. Nevertheless, I think this is one of the great romance movies of the 1990's (maybe even the best).