The Saddest Music in the World Poster

Release Date: April 30th, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 16th, 2004

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
In this experimental musical set in 1930s Winnipeg, Canada, amputee baroness Lady Port-Huntley (Isabella Rossellini) organizes a competition offering $25,000 to the person who can compose the saddest music in the world. Musicians -- including a depressed Broadway producer (Mark McKinney), his guilt-stricken father (David Fox) and a Serbian cellist (Ross McMillan) -- flock to Winnipeg with the hope that they will be the best at conveying tragedy and grief in their music.

Cast: Mark McKinney, Isabella Rossellini, Maria de Medeiros, David Fox, Ross McMillan, Brent Neale, Erik Berg, Darcy Fehr

Director: Guy Maddin

Genres: Comedy drama, Musical

Production Co: TVA International, Buffalo Gal Pictures, Rhombus Media Inc.

Keywords: Love, Emotional, 1930s, Amusing, Quest, Competition, Father

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