Richard Linklater

Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise

An exquisitely understated ode to the thrill of romantic possibility, the inaugural installment of The Before Trilogy opens with a chance encounter between two solitary young strangers. After they hit it off on a train bound for Vienna, the Paris university student Celine and the scrappy American tourist Jesse impulsively decide to spend a day together before he returns to the U.S. the next morning. As the pair roam the streets of the stately city, Richard Linklater’s tenderly observant gaze captures the uncertainty and intoxication of young love, from the first awkward stirrings of attraction to the hopeful promise that Celine and Jesse make upon their inevitable parting.

Film Info

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Richard Linklater, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • The Space In Between, a new piece in which Linklater and actor-cowriters Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke discuss the trilogy, moderated by critic Kent Jones
  • 3x2, a new conversation between scholars Dave Johnson and Rob Stone about Linklater’s work
  • Behind-the-scenes footage from the film’s production

Available In

Collector's Set

The Before Trilogy

The Before Trilogy

Blu-Ray Box Set

3 Discs

$79.96

Collector's Set

The Before Trilogy

The Before Trilogy

DVD Box Set

3 Discs

$79.96

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Richard Linklater, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • The Space In Between, a new piece in which Linklater and actor-cowriters Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke discuss the trilogy, moderated by critic Kent Jones
  • 3x2, a new conversation between scholars Dave Johnson and Rob Stone about Linklater’s work
  • Behind-the-scenes footage from the film’s production

Before Sunrise
Cast
Ethan Hawke
Jesse
Julie Delpy
Celine
Credits
Director
Richard Linklater
Produced by
Anne Walker-McBay
Written by
Richard Linklater
Written by
Kim Krizan
Executive producer
John Sloss
Coproducers
Ellen Winn Wendl
Coproducers
Gernot Schaffler
Coproducers
Wolfgang Ramml
Director of photography
Lee Daniel
Editor
Sandra Adair
Casting by
Judy Henderson
Casting by
Alycia Aumuller

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