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Before Sunset

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Original title
Before Sunset
Running time
77 min.
United States United States
Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy (Story: Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan)
Julie Delpy
Lee Daniel
Warner Bros., Castle Rock Entertainment
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Sequel. Independent Film (US)
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Before trilogy
Synopsis / Plot
Jesse and Celine - the main characters in Richard Linklater's film, "Before Sunrise" - once met in Vienna and spent a night together roaming the empty streets of this city. Now, almost ten years on, they meet up once more - this time in Paris. Jesse and Celine first met by chance on a train where they discovered their immediate liking for each other. Fourteen hours later, they parted on the platform of Vienna's main station, promising to meet again six months later. Nine years have passed since then. Jesse is on the last leg of a tour presenting his new novel when he spots Celine in the audience at a Parisian bookstore. It transpires that she has been living in Paris for quite a while; Jesse is now living in New York. Jesse immediately decides to drop everything in order to spend time with Celine roaming the city on the banks of the Seine. They spend the entire afternoon in the city's cafés, in parks and alongside the river, soon resuming their old attachment for each other. Few words are needed to discover that they get on as well as they did back then. Nevertheless, they still have a great deal to say to each other - just like nine years ago..
2004: Nominated for Oscar: Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay.
2004: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
2004: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Actress (Julie Delpy)
2004: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Screenplay
2004: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
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