Yesterday strangers, today inseparable soulmates. But separate they must in just a few hours. Jesse and Celine are making every moment count, pouring as much living as they can into the time 'Before Sunrise'. From Richard Linklater comes another smartly observed tale of young people at a crossroads. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy play twenty-somethings who meet on a train in Europe, sense a connection and explore after-hours Vienna together. The people, places and allure of the city become their sudden itineraries. Love is their destination. On the way there's the mutual sharing of hopes, jokes, dreams, worry and wonder. It's a day to linger in their memories. And a valentine to young love forever.
If you expect a film to have car crashes, murder, deceit etc etc in order for something to 'happen' you will be disappointed by this film. It is about something much more special and everyday - falling in love....and what to do about it. As such it will ring a bell for anyone who has ever taken part in and produced this sort of magic. It is difficult to portray this on film without trivialising it, but Richard Linklater manages it.