Gloomy Sunday (Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod)
Gloomy Sunday (Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod) (2003)

Rolf Schuebel makes his directorial debut with this subtly-told true story about one the 1930s' most memorable melodies. Set just prior to WWII, the film focuses on Hungarian beauty Ilona (Erika Marozsan) and her significant other… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 12, 2006
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Critic Score
84%
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User Score
92%


Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Gloomy Sunday is beautiful, well-acted, and every bit as downcast as its title.

Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

It's intelligent, well-acted and beautifully photographed.

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

It's a stirring and provocative affirmation of the power and resilience of love.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

With the Hungarian song "Gloomy Sunday" as its thematic centerpiece, this personalized story of Budapest during World War II becomes a satisfying romantic drama about four divergently different people.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Its old-fashioned romanticism is heady, and the relationships among the characters are intriguing.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Gloomy Sunday has a mood and a magic about it that elicit emotion from the beginning and make an audience follow it down its curving and melancholy path.

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Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

Undoubtedly deserves to be added to the ranks of the best Holocaust films ever made.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

It has enough opulent, oversized romanticism to make it a guilty pleasure, not to mention three attractive and appealing characters and, of course, that song.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Oddly enough, the film itself is lushly engaging, even if it covers some of the same ground as The Pianist with less artistry and more melodrama.

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Shawn Levy
Oregonian

It's old-fashioned, sometimes accomplished, syrupy and, at its intermittent best, absorbing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
creaky melodrama
Stefanie C
As lovely and haunting as the song...
Cynthia S.
The story about the song is absurd, the menage-a-trois is not sexy, but the atmosphere is nice and you cant take yours eyes off Erika Marozsan..she is just… More
Bill Cavros
It?s a has a good twist but wrapped around it is a European period romance story and the low point is the character development. Erika Marozsan simple beauty… More
familiar stranger
Seeing its high rating and believing it to be factual, I pounced upon it. But no sooner did the movie begin I found the proceedings to be too good to be true.… More
Daisy Maduro
This film is about the life of a woman, who got caught between 2 lovers in times of the Holocaust. Words cannot describe how beautiful and powerful this film… More