Dark Sunday

Dark Sunday (French: Sombre dimanche) is a 1948 French drama film directed by Jacqueline Audry and starring Michèle Alfa, Paul Bernard and Marcelle Derrien.[1] The film takes its name from the French title of the song "Gloomy Sunday".

Dark Sunday
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Directed byJacqueline Audry
Written byAndré Haguet
Pierre Laroche
André Legrand
Produced byClaude Dolbert
StarringMichèle Alfa
Paul Bernard
Marcelle Derrien
CinematographyGérard Perrin
Edited byPierre Delannoy
Music byMarcel Landowski
Codo Cinema
Distributed bySelb Films
Release date
17 November 1948
Running time
84 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Raymond Druart.


In pre-war France, a Hungarian immigrant musician is left so saddened when he is rejected by the woman he loves that he writes an incredibly gloomy piece of music. A music publisher is impressed with it and decides to promote using a marketing gimmick. He will get a woman to pretend to attempt suicide because she is so moved by the song.



  1. ^ Bessy & Chirat p.451


  • Bessy, Maurice & Chirat, Raymond. Histoire du cinéma français: encyclopédie des films, 1940–1950. Pygmalion, 1986

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