Before Sunrise Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Before Sunrise the Movie

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Light, "getting-to-know-you," romance unfolds as two 20-somethings share an unlikely 14-hour date. Gen-Xer Jesse (Hawke) and French beauty (Delpy) meet on the Eurail and he convinces her to join him in exploring Vienna and their mutual attraction before he heads back to the States in the morning. The two exchange life experiences and philosophies in the typical Linklater conversational fashion, but the film strays from the comical accounts of earlier works "Slacker" and "Dazed and Confused." Cinematographer Daniel captures the Old World with finesse, especially in the inevitable "first kiss" atop the Ferris wheel made famous in Orson Welles' "The Third Man."


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Singles, Trains, Generation X, Bar & Grill, Sex & Sexuality, Up All Night, A Day in the Life. . ., Director/Star Teams: Linklater & Hawke
Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan
Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Lee Daniel
Richard Linklater
Sandra Adair, Florian Reichmann
Anne Walker-McBay, Ellen Winn Wendl, Gernot Schaffler, Wolfgang Ramml, John Sloss, Castle Rock Entertainment, Inc. Filmhaus, Detour Filmproduction, Columbia Pictures


Berlin Intl. Film Fest. 1994: Director (Linklater).

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