When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
American tourist Jesse and French student Celine meet by chance on the train from Budapest to Vienna. Sensing that they are developing a connection, Jesse asks Celine to spend the day with him in Vienna, and she agrees. So they pass the time before his scheduled flight the next morning together. How do two perfect strangers connect so intimately over the course of a single day? What is that special thing that bonds two people so strongly? As their bond turns to love, what will happen to them the next morning when Jesse flies away? Written by
During a conversation about their first sexual feelings, Jesse explains to Celine that he had an "obsessive relationship with Miss July 1978," and then refers to the playmate as "Crystal." The name of Miss July 1978 was actually Karen Morton, not someone named Crystal. See more »
In Vienna, Jesse talks about his obsessive relationship with "Miss July, 1978" of Playboy magazine, then asks Celine if she knows Crystal. Playboy's Miss July 1978 was actually Karen Morton, cousin of 1970s model Elaine Morton. See more »
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Composed by Henry Purcell
Performed by Academy of the Begynhof, Amsterdam
Courtesy of Globe-Klass Posthuma Productions
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A Perfect Chemistry, In One of the Most Beautiful Romances I Have Ever Seen
While traveling by train through Europe, the American Jesse (Ethan
Hawke) and the French Celine (Julie Delpy) meet each other and decide
to spend the night together in Austria. On the next morning, Jesse
returns to United States of America, and Celine to Paris.
"Before Sunrise" is one of my favorite romances, indeed one of the most
beautiful love stories I have ever seen. It is a low budget movie with
a very simple and real storyline, but the chemistry between Ethan Hawke
and Julie Delpy is perfect, and the dialogs are stunning. The direction
is amazing, transmitting the feelings of Celine and Jesse to the
viewer. I have just completed my review number 1,000 in IMDb, and I
choose "Before Sunrise" for this significant number because it is a
very special film for me. I cannot understand why this movie was not
nominated to the Oscar, with such a magnificent screenplay, direction
and performances. Yesterday I have probably watched this movie for the
third or fourth time, and I still love it. My vote is ten.
Title (Brazil): "Antes do Amanhecer" ("Before Sunrise")
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