|The Suicide Song|
|Directed by||Masato Harada|
|Written by||Yasushi Akimoto|
|Released||August 25, 2007|
|Running time||128 min.|
The Suicide Song (伝染歌 Densen Uta) is a 2007 Japanese horror film directed by Masato Harada and written by Yasushi Akimoto, the original creator of the One Missed Call series. The plot revolves around a song that causes people that hear it to commit suicide.
A teenage girl named Kana inexplicably commits suicide at her high school while humming a strange song. Rumors start to fly around the school that her death was actually caused by this song, further perpetuated by the editor of a tabloid magazine named Riku. More suicides occur after this until Kana's friend Riku finally uncovers the mystery of the song's true purpose.
While the film was in development a staff member recalled that there was a real suicide song thought to exist over 70 years ago. In 1933 a song called "Gloomy Sunday" was believed to have caused the suicides of up to 17 people in Hungary. The people who died were linked to the song in various ways, either by hearing it right before killing themselves or leaving a suicide note with references to its lyrics. This story has evolved over the years and by now has reached the status of urban legend.
- Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless.
- Dearest, the shadows I live with are numberless.
- Little white flowers will never awaken you,
- Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you.
- Angels have no thought of ever returning you.
- Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?
- Gloomy Sunday.
- Gloomy is Sunday; with shadows I spend it all.
- My heart and I have decided to end it all.
- Soon there'll be candles and prayers that are sad, I know.
- Death is no dream, for in death I'm caressing you.
- With the last breath of my soul I'll be blessing you.
- Gloomy Sunday.
- Hiroshi Abe
- Sayaka Akimoto
- Yusuke Iseya
- Tomomi Kasai
- Yoshino Kimura
- Haruna Kojima
- Atsuko Maeda
- Ryuhei Matsuda
- Minami Minegishi
- Kayo Noro
- Erena Ono
- Yuko Oshima
- Minami Takahashi
- The Suicide Song review at Nippon Cinema