Richard Linklater

Before Midnight

Before Midnight

The conclusion of The Before Trilogy finds Celine and Jesse several years into a relationship and in the midst of a sun-dappled Greek retreat with their twin daughters and a group of friends. The couple soon find their vacation upended, however, by long-simmering problems that come to a boil. Marked by the emotional depth, piercing wit, and conversational exuberance that Linklater and his actors honed over two decades of abiding with these characters, Before Midnight grapples with the complexities of long-term intimacy, and asks what becomes of love when it has no recourse to its past illusions.

Film Info

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • 2K digital master, approved by director Richard Linklater, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Linklater and actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke
  • After Before, a new documentary by Athina Rachel Tsangari about the movie’s production in Greece
  • “Love Darkens and Deepens,” an episode of the radio program Fresh Air featuring host Terry Gross, Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke

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

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • 2K digital master, approved by director Richard Linklater, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Linklater and actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke
  • After Before, a new documentary by Athina Rachel Tsangari about the movie’s production in Greece
  • “Love Darkens and Deepens,” an episode of the radio program Fresh Air featuring host Terry Gross, Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke
Before Midnight
Cast
Ethan Hawke
Jesse
Julie Delpy
Celine
Credits
Director
Richard Linklater
Producers
Richard Linklater
Producers
Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Producers
Sara Woodhatch
Written by
Richard Linklater
Written by
Julie Delpy
Written by
Ethan Hawke
Executive producers
Jacob Pechenik
Executive producers
Martin Shafer
Executive producers
Liz Glotzer
Executive producers
John Sloss
Coproducers
Vince Palmo Jr.
Coproducers
Athina Rachel Tsangari
Director of photography
Christo Voudouris
Edited by
Sandra Adair
Music composer
Graham Reynolds

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