A romantic melodrama set in 1930s Budapest, Gloomy Sunday centers on a love triangle with tragic consequences. Restaurant owner Laszlo hires pianist Andres to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona, who inspires Andrees to write his only composition. The resulting song, "Gloomy Sunday," is at first loved by the public but soon, its melancholic melody appears to trigger a chain of suicides.

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