Before Sunrise
Filmfest 2007

They meet on a train. They start talking. There is a meeting of the minds (our most erotic organs) and they like each other. He’s an American with an Eurail pass, on his way to Vienna to catch a cheap flight home. She’s French, a student at the Sorbonne, on her way back to Paris. They go to the buffet car, drink some coffee, keep talking, and he has this crazy idea: Why doesn’t she get off the train with him in Vienna, and they can be together until he catches his plane? This sort of scenario has happened, I imagine, millions of times. It has rarely happened in a nicer, sweeter, more gentle way. There is no hidden agenda in this movie. There will be no betrayals, melodrama, phony violence, or fancy choreography in sex scenes. It’s so much like real life - like a documentary with an invisible camera ... rogerebert.com

tags: Feature film

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl, Karl Bruckschwaiger

Credits

Director: Richard Linklater