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Gloomy Sunday

Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod

Directed by Rolf Schübel
Hungary, Germany, 1999
Drama, Romance


Set just prior to WWII, the film focuses on Hungarian beauty Ilona and her significant other Laszlo, owner of Budapest’s finest restaurant. They bring on a new piano player named Andras. And as Laszlo and Andras become friends, Andras and Ilona, with Laszlo’s approval, become lovers.

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Gloomy Sunday Directed by Rolf Schübel

Awards & Festivals

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

1999 | Honorable Mention: OCIC Award

German Film Awards

2000 | Winner: Best Screenplay (Gold)

2000 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Gold)

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