Before Sunrise

Richard Linklater

Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert Rated 15 Run time 101 mins
A rare big-screen opportunity to see all three parts of Linklater’s (allegedly) unintended romantic trilogy set in different but invariably photogenic European locations. The first part: in which archetypal U.S-slacker doing Europe (Hawke) meets Frenchwoman (Delpy) on the train to Vienna. A day spent together in the city of Schubert leads to mutual attraction – but can it survive an inevitable parting of ways?
Apparently based on the real-life (but completely independent) sliding doors experiences of Linklater and co-scripter Kim Krizan, this has been described as a “Casablanca for the 90’s
100% – Rotten Tomatoes
8.1/10 – IMDB
“with this intelligent, witty and poignant tale he (Linklater) really comes of age, replacing romantic stereotypes with fleshed-out, believable characters and giving Delpy the kind of sassy, spirited role that most actresses can only dream of. “
“Too intelligent to be soppy and too damn good to be ignored. “
Film Review: Before Sunrise Review – Empire Online