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The Saddest Music in the World

Director Guy Maddin's works are like a window to an alternate film universe - this unforgettable feverish whirligig of a movie is the closest the cult favourite has come to mainstream. In Depression-era Winnipeg, Lady Port-Huntly (Isabella Rossellini), an amputee with beer-filled prosthetic legs, sponsors a competition to find the world's saddest music. With his biggest cast and budget to date, Maddin cements his status as one of contemporary cinema's most original auteurs.

Year: 2003
Genre: Art House Cinema, Musicals, Incredibly Strange Films, Cult Films / After Dark, Paul's Favourites, Ed's Favourites, Film Festivals 2004, 2005, Black Humour, Disabilities
Country: Canada
Director: Guy Maddin
Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney, Maria de Medeiros, David Fox
Duration: 96 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and content that may disturb
7.2/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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