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Gloomy Sunday

Poster2 gloomy sunday 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. The action centers around a lively restaurant called "Szabo" where the owner Joachim Krol shares a love affair with his beautiful hostess Erika Marozsan that soon becomes a menage a trois when the couple hires pianist Stefano Dionisi to entertain their dining patrons. The Nazi invasion of Hungary turns German restaurant regular Ben Becker into a SS colonel who makes himself rich by bartering the freedom of local Jews and threatening the future of the lovers.

No Rating. 114 mins. (B) (Three Stars)

Posted by Cole Smithey on January 2, 2009 in Drama | Permalink
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