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Gloomy Sunday (1999)
"Gloomy Sunday - Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ilona
Joachim Król ...
László
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Hans Wieck
Stefano Dionisi ...
András
András Bálint ...
Ilonas Sohn
Géza Boros ...
Geigenspieler
Rolf Becker ...
Herr Wieck
Ilse Zielstorff ...
Frau Wieck
Ferenc Bács ...
Botschafter
Júlia Zsolnai ...
Frau des Botschafters
Aron Sipos ...
Arzt
Ernst Kahl ...
Zeichner Torresz
Jörg Gillner ...
Chefkoch István
Denis Moschitto ...
Lehrling Inas
István Mikó ...
Kartoffelhändler
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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. Written by anonymous

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,102 (USA) (20 June 2003)

Gross:

$223,827 (USA) (21 November 2003)
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The Nazi called Wieck, played by Ben Becker, is a fictionalized SS Col. Kurt Becher, the who was acquitted in Nuremberg of war crimes and who ended up the richest man in Germany. See more »

Soundtracks

Komm Zigan
Music by Emmerich Kálmán (as Emmerich Kalman)
Lyrics by Julius Brammer and Alfred Grünwald
Josef Weinberger Ltd./Octavia Music Australia, London
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Beautiful
13 December 2003 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews



Beautiful acting and directing. Very well written script.

One woman and three men.

Human Relationship at its best.

One woman can change everything wrong in life...

Restaurant ( Food ) is the most important thing beside woman.

It is better to feel than to think and be creative...

Thanks and Regards.

Sam Rupani

Houston, Texas, U.S.A.


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