Before Sunset

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Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.


  • Ethan Hawke
  • Julie Delpy
  • Vernon Dobtcheff
  • Louise Lemoine Torrès
  • Rodolphe Pauly
  • Mariane Plasteig
  • Diabolo
  • Denis Evrard
  • Albert Delpy
  • Marie Pillet

Did You Know?


  • Jesse is in a failing marriage with a woman he married because she had become pregnant. Soon after the film's release, Ethan Hawke's real-life wife Uma Thurman, whom he had married while she was pregnant with their first child, filed for divorce for adultery.
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  • When Céline and Jesse are at the Café, a wire (of a microphone) is visible in Jesse's shirt.
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    • Celine: Do I look any different?
    • [long pause]
    • Celine: I do?
    • Jesse: I'd have to see you naked.
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This is one of the most wildly romantic movies in ages.

Metacritic review by Kirk Honeycutt
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter

This is a romance with minimal physical contact and sex--and that's part of what makes it work so well as a love story.

Metacritic review by Michael Wilmington
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

All told, he's (Linklater) one of today's most versatile American filmmakers, and Before Sunset finds his light shining as brightly as ever.

Metacritic review by David Sterritt
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor