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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Before Sunset (2004), is a film, the sequel to Before Sunrise (1995). Jesse (Ethan Hawke) again meets Celine (Julie Delpy), this time at a book signing to promote his first novel, which is based on their encounter nine years earlier. They again venture around and talk, this time in Paris, in the hopes of discovering each other again.

Like its predecessor, the film was directed by Richard Linklater. However, this time he shares credit with both Hawke and Delpy on the screenplay. Story credit is shared by original Before Sunrise screenwriter Kim Krizan and Richard Linklater.

Actress Julie Delpy also penned two songs featured in the film. A third was included in the closing credits and movie soundtrack.

This film is noted in its use of the Steadicam for tracking shots and its use of long takes. Noteworthy too is that the film takes place in real time—that is, the time elapsed in the story is also the run time of the film. Furthermore, the sequel was also released nine years after Before Sunrise, the same amount of time that has lapsed in the plot since the events of the first movie.

In a documentary Ethan Hawke suggests the possibility of further films in the series. He said that it would be nice to have 4 or 5 films plotting the course of their relationship.

Tagline: What if you had a second chance with the one that got away?

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