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

Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.

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


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

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Scale (Max)20

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