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Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, loved and then feared, for its melancholic melody triggers off a chain of suicides. The fragile balance of the erotic ménage à trois is sent off kilter when the German Hans goes and falls in love with Ilona as well.
The film is based on Nick Barkow and German/Hungarian co-production.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert gives three stars to Gloomy Sunday (1999) (out of four) and called it "complicated and heartbreaking" but "imperfect".
Director, Actors and Actresses of Gloomy Sunday (1999)
The movies in this part have common topics, tags or sub-genres with Gloomy Sunday movie. The most common genres you will find below are drama, erotic, 1930s, anti-semitism, fascism.