A hit song during the 1930s, recorded most famously by Billie Holiday, the evocative "Gloomy Sunday" was notorious for allegedly driving people to suicide. Now it's the inspiration for this marvelous film, a love story with a twist. Gloomy Sunday flashes back from the 1990s to the early 1930s in the lush and romantic city of Budapest, where three people are caught in a love triangle.
Directed by Rolf Schübel
Based on the novel by Nick Barkow
Boston Jewish Film Festival, 2002
Washington Jewish Film Festival, 2002
$1.4 million box office in the United States