Before Sunset (2004, USA/FRA) C-80m. *** D: Richard Linklater. Starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff. Nine years after BEFORE SUNRISE (1995) Hawke has become a quite successful writer, and he is advertising his latest book in Paris when he meets Delpy again. On an hour-long odyssey through the French capital they exchange their philosophies and try to analyse what they have become. Charming, telling conversation piece unfolds in real-time and perfectly captures the fleeting moments of life as two former lovers re-unite. Contains some bitter truths about life and love. However, the short running time and the fact that it is subordinate to the first film wears it down a bit.