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Notre-Dame: Did Richard Linklater’s Film ‘Before Sunset’ Predict the Cathedral Fire 15 Years Ago?

Tuesday 16/April/2019 - 12:02 PM
‘Before Sunset’ film
‘Before Sunset’ film poster
The world slept to horrifying scenes from Paris after a devastating blaze engulfed the iconic 850-year-old Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday، News18 India reported.

The fire took place at a time when renovations were being carried out at the site. The cathedral is one of the most historic landmarks in Paris as well as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

While the spire of the landmark structure collapsed، the main structure of Notre-Dame Cathedral was fortunately saved after hours of fire-fighting to put out the blaze، the city's top fire official said late Monday.

Parisians watched in horror، some crying، others offering prayers، as red flames engulfed the historic structure.

But was the terrible tragedy already predicted and destined to happen?

Social media believes so after the heartbreaking scenes from Paris reminded them of Richard Linklater’s film Before Sunset (the second installment in Before series) starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

The romantic-drama movie that came out back in 2004، a sequel to 1995's Before Sunrise، marks the reunion of Jesse and Céline in Paris after 9 years since their first night together in Vienna.

In one of the scenes in Before Sunset، Jesse (aboard a boat) glances at the Paris structure and shares a legend with Céline about the beauty that is Notre-Dame Cathedral.

The prediction (or coincidence) of the tragedy 15 years ago in a movie rattled Twitterati as they paid their tributes to the 850-year-old landmark by sharing the clips and screenshots from Before Sunset.

You can watch the scene from Before Sunset here:

Edited by: Yara Sameh

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