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Before Midnight

Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Athina Rachel Tsangari
ether | Sylvia Plath | amphetamine | cocaine
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Céline tells her romantic partner author Jesse, referring to her father and kittens, “He would take five of them..."
"put them in a plastic bag with a bunch of ether.”
“And when the girls are in rehab recovering from ten years of addiction to coke and speed...” (0:10)

Céline tells Natalia, "I know it's stupid, but when we were about to leave Paris I was all nervous to come here."
Natalia: “Why were you nervous?" (0:23)

Jesse: “... there's this older lady who has a condition that makes you feel like you're in a perpetual state of déjà vu.”
Stefanos: “So it's just like déjà vu.”
Jesse: “Yeah, it’s called persistent déjà... Then there's these two other characters with facial recognition extremes, like there’s this one guy and he can't recognize his wife of twenty years. He looks at himself in the mirror, and he feels this disconnect with the man he's looking at.”
“That old lady, with perpetual déjà vu walks into the matinee screening, right?” (0:23)

Stefanos asks Anna and Achilleas, “When you guys Skype, do you go a little crazy.” (0:33)

Stefanos tells the others, referring to Ariadni, “And on top of that, she's from the region of Mani, which is short for maniac.” (0:43)

Natalia, referring to her deceased husband: “He's sort of fading... and it's like losing him again." (0:45)

Jesse tells Céline, “I think you’ve gotta be a little deluded to stay motivated.” (0:48)

Jesse: “You’re really crazy.”
”My grandmother died.”
Céline: ”She was in mourning, no?” (0:54)

Céline tells Jesse, “It's crazy.” (1:07)

Céline tells Jesse, referring to Jesse's son Henry, “It’s nobody’s fault if his mom is a drunk and abusive psychologically.”
”And I’m the irrational, hysterical, hormone-crazy one because I have emotions.”
”And I think his mom is a... alcoholic...”
“I feel a passive-aggressive threat in everything you say."
Jesse: ”You are the... mayor of crazy town.”
Céline: “But the truth is I never wanted to hurt them once, but I thought about ending it all for myself a hundred times... Now I know why Sylvia Plath put her head in a toaster.”
Céline: ”If that’s what you see when you're watching the girls play then that means you’re depressed.”
Jesse: “You’re... nuts... But I accept the whole package, the crazy and the brilliant, all right?” (1:12)