Guy Maddin - The Saddest Music in the World

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DVD of The Saddest Music in the World, a film by Guy Maddin with bonus

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Winnipeg, Canada in 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression. Lady Port-Huntly, a local beer baroness, determined to take advantage of the near end of Prohibition, launches the world's saddest music competition because it is well known the sadder people are the more they drink.
Candidates from all over the world wealthy to the snowy and icy city.
Attracted by the $ 25,000 prize, each tries to interpret in their own way the deepest sadness during a euphoric competition, heavily washed down with local beer, the Muskeg and followed on the radio by thirsty Americans. Back in his hometown accompanied by the beautiful Narcissa, amnesiac and nymphomaniac, Chester Kent, broodway producer ruined and cynical represent the United States. Reunited for this occasion, the three members of the Kent family will compete well beyond just music and occasionally settle old family secrets.

With Isabella ROSSELLINI and Maria DE MEDEIROS
Screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro, Guy Maddin and George Toles based on an original idea by Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Saddest Music in the World, 2003, 99 ', colors, b/w


BONUS
- 20 page booklet- "Tears in the snow", the making of the film
- 9 mini trailers made for internet promotion and American release
- Three short films made around the film: Sissy-Boy Slap-Party, Sombra Dolorosa and A Trip to the Orphanage
- Movie trailer
- Excerpts from other films by Guy Maddin
Author(s) Guy Maddin
Artist(s) Isabella Rossellini, Maria de Medeiros
Format DVD
Year 2003
Language(s) English
Subtitles French
Publisher ED Distribution

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