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Year: 2004
USA: Warner Independent Pictures
UK: Warner Bros
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres, Rodolphe Pauly, Mariane Plasteig, Diabolo, Albert Delpy, Marie Pillet
Director: Richard Linklater
Country: USA
USA: 80 mins
UK: 101 mins
USA Rated: R for language and sexual references
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
USA Release Date: 2 July 2004 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 23 July 2004


When Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Deply) met on a Eurail train, the connection between them was immediate and profound. The 14-hour relationship that followed, as the pair explored the spontaneous and unexpected in Vienna, ended on a train platform where they swore they'd meet again six months later.

Nine years have passed since that morning.

On the last stop of his book tour, at the tail end of a reading in a Paris book shop, Jesse finds Celine watching from the back of the room. She lives in Paris now, he in New York. He's flying out that evening and they utilize every moment, finding their human connection no less vital, inspiring or real than it was nice years ago in Vienna.

In a stimulating and revealing journey through Paris, in real time, these two individuals explore the inner workings of their hearts and minds and rediscover their rare yet powerful love for the unexpected, the unrehearsed, and each other.

Warner Independent Pictures and Castle Rock Entertainment present a sequel to the acclaimed 1995 film BEFORE SUNRISE. Directed by Richard Linklater, the visionary behind such films as DAZED AND CONFUSED and WAKING LIFE, BEFORE SUNSET tells the timeless romantic story of two questing hearts and minds whose powerful bond defies time and place.

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