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Before Sunset 2004

  • Richard Linklater
  • February 10, 2004
  • 80 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Romance
What if you had a second chance with the one that got away?
Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.


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Everybody has a memory of unforgettable romance in his/her past. It happens everywhere and anytime. Love usually takes long time to let two realise, but sometimes it appears suddenly in front of people. Then, It did 9 years ago in Viena, for this two guys ; one is American and the other is French. They met in Paris this time , where she lives. Paris. I'm wondering why this city always make trivial things so romantic. They just talked until the sunset and she just sang a song with the guitar in her room. The atmosphere doesn't exclude philosophical conversation among a man and a woman who are getting tired of their private lives. I'm wondering if it happens in every romantic cities in Europe and I'm wondering why it doesn't happen in Japan, where people have much money but no time to think about importance of our lives.

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A great, fulfilling sequel to Before Sunrise. The ending is in the sweet spot, just inbetween "overexplanatory" and "unexplanatory". Richard Linklater faded out at the perfect time. We know that they had sex in there apartment. And we know that their relationship has been revived. It's just not handed to us on a silver platter.


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No me gustan las películas que no tienen final, de hecho me desagrada eso de una película, sin embargo, con esta cinta no me pasa lo mismo, de hecho quedo tan complacido con ese final que hace que la película me guste más, no imagino un final mejor para esta segunda entrega la historia de Jesse y Celine. Un guión más maduro y melancólico pero igual de romántico, no tanto por el amor sino por el rememorar los años perdidos del romanticismo joven de ambos. Maravillosa.

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