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Title Year Length (Minutes) MPAA Rating My Rating
Gloomy Sunday - Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod 1999 112 NR 3.5 out of 5 ducks
80-year-old Hans is celebrating his birthday in the Szabo restaurant, where the tune Gloomy Sunday was composed and got famous; he collapses during the tune. Jump back to the 1930s. Laszlo and his girl Ilona add a piano to the restaurant, and hire pianist Andras. Hans, a young German, is in nightly, and he and Andras are both smitten by Ilona. For her birthday, Andras presents Ilona with "Gloomy Sunday," and everyone gets quiet to listen to his powerful tune. Closing up, Hans proposes to Ilona, she says no. Andras and Ilona have the hot lovin'; Laszlo rescues Hans after he jumps into the river. In the morning, Laszlo is upset, but tells them both he'd rather share Ilona than not have her at all; the three become a sort ménage à trois relationship. Andras' song is on a record and released; it's both loved and feared, as its melody triggers off a chain of suicides -- more than 157 in just eight weeks. War breaks out, and three years later, Hans returns, now a Nazi army colonel. Laszlo puts the restaurant into Ilona's name (he's a Jew). Hans helps Ilona get protected status for Laszlo, but she still refuses his advances. Andras plays the song over and over, and he eventually kills himself one night. Soon after, Laszlo is rounded up as a Jew, and Ilona asks Hans to save him. Hans makes Ilona sleep with him, but he doesn't save Laszlo (whom we last see loaded onto a train to Auschwitz). The war ends, Ilona is at Andras' grave, and pregnant (we don't learn if the father is Andras, Laszlo or Hans). Back to modern day, a dead Hans is carried from the restaurant, as a news reporter tells how he saved 1000 Hungarians from concentration camps (never mind how he charged $1000 per person to save their lives, saving the cash to start up his post-war import-export business.) Moving film reel
Looking for more detail about this film? Try the film's page on IMDB by clicking on the IMDB logo: IMDB details for Gloomy Sunday - Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod (1999)

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