Gloomy Sunday — Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod


During the 1930s, a song called 'Gloomy Sunday' inspired many people to commit suicide. They often had it playing on their phonographs as they checked out. This romantic drama is set in that period. A Jew runs a popular restaurant in Budapest. He is in love with his hostess, and things get interesting when they hire a young piano player. With all the mutual attraction, they settle down into a cosy threesome. One of the customers also has the hots for the hostess, and as World War II draws to a close, he returns, this time in a Nazi uniform. This sets the scene for the showdown.

104 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Sex, Nudity).
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

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I wonder how much she really loves me....
I wonder how much she really loves me....

Credits

Cast
Erika Marozsán, Joachim Król, Ben Becker, Stefano Dionisi, András Bálint, Géza Boros, Rolf Becker
Director
Rolf Schübel
ScreenplayRolf Schübel, Ruth Toma, from the novel by Nick Barkow
MusicDetlef Petersen, Rezsö Seress
CinematographyEdward Klosinki
EditingUrsula Höf
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in1999
Produced byStudio Hamburg Filmproduktion, Dom Film GmbH, PolyGram Filmproduktion, Focusfilm Kft., Westdeucher Rundfunk, arte, Premiere

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
16
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
15
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
12
Box Office
Wade Major
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15

What the People say

Internet
1054 Netizens
15

Average .. 70%

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