Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Before Sunrise

Movie Title : Before Sunrise

Genre : Drama

Starring : Ethan Hawke (as Jesse)
                Julie Delply (as Celine)

Director : Richard Linklater

Released on : January 27, 1995

Story Line :

The film revolves around two people Jesse, a young American, a romantic guy disguissed as a cynic and Celine, a young french woman, is seemingly romantic , albeit with some doubts.
Jesse is going to Vienna to catch a flight back to the United States, whereas Celine is returning to university in Paris after visiting her grandmother. Jesse has to get down in Vienna to catch a flight early the next morning. As he don't have any money to stay in hotel or rent a room, has planned to roam about the streets of Vienna, the whole night. When they reach Vienna, Jesse asks Céline to disembark with him, although she first hesitates, he convinces her.

They visit a few landmarks in Vienna and start to feel a romantic connection. As they continue to roam around the city, they begin to talk more openly with each other, with conversations ranging from topics about love, life, religion, and their observations of the city. Since they both believe that they will not see each other again, also keeping the the limited time they have got to spend together makes them to reveal more about themselves than they normally would.

The film ends the next day at the train station where the two hastily agree to meet together at the same place in six months as the train is about to leave.

Reception and Ratings :
        IMDB : 8.0/10
        Rotten Tomatoes : 100 %
        Metacritic : 77 %

Budget : US$2,500,000

Gross revenue :
US$5,535,405 (almost twice as the budget)

Sequel : Before Sunset (Released in 2004).

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