In 1995, Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan‘s screenplay for Before Sunrise came to life with Ethan Hawke playing Jesse, a young American in Europe who just happens across Celine (Julie Delpy) on a train bound for Vienna. A German couple arguing on the train gives the two enough reason to begin a conversation and now, 18 years later, it’s time to take a look back at how the couple we first met in 1995, and would meet again in 2004’s Before Sunset, got to where they are in life and on a family trip in Greece in 2013’s Before Midnight.
Below is an interactive Google Map that pinpoints all the locations from the film, accompanied by images from the film, information on some of the locations and a few clips here and there.
This is the first in a trio of maps tracing the locations in all three of the Before films. You can find the others at the following links:
By clicking on the list of moments from the film in the left-hand column the map on the right will change to preview information from each location. You’ll be met with addresses, images and in many cases clips from the film along with brief commentary on each location. Like any other time you use Google Maps, you can zoom in all the way down to street level and zoom back out. In some instances I have included a “More details” link, which will take you to a closer look at some locations to see how they appear now compared to how they appeared in the movie.
- June 16, 1995 – Budapest to Vienna
- This is a nice bridge
- The Record Store
- Maria Theresien platz square
- The Cemetery of the Nameless
- The First Kiss
- Kleines CafÃ© and Palm Reader
- Maria am Gestade
- A Poem for a Word
- Pinball and Past Relationships
- Feminism along the MÃ¶lker Steig
- The Birth Dance
- Ring, Ring
- I feel like this is some dream world
- To our one and only night together
- A bottle of wine
- A night in the park
- A harpsichord
- Oh, let not time deceive you
- Bye, Goodbye, Au Revoir, Later