IFC Films | Release Date: April 30, 2004
Summary: It's 1933 in Winnipeg and the Great Depression is in full bloom. Beer Baroness Lady Port-Huntly (Rossellini) announces a global competition to determine the saddest music in the world, and musicians from across the globe pour into town to vie for the whopping $25,000 prize. Part musical melodrama, part tongue-in-cheek social satire, Guy Maddin's expressionistic film achieves a level of lunacy rarely seen since the Marx Brothers. (IFC Films)
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Runtime: 100 min
Rating: Rated R for some sexuality and violent images.
Production: Rhombus Media
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance, Music, Musical
Country: Canada
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 16, 2004
Director Credit
Guy Maddin Director
Writer Credit
George Toles Written By
Guy Maddin Written By
Kazuo Ishiguro Original Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Isabella Rossellini Lady Helen Port-Huntley
Maria de Medeiros Narcissa
Mark McKinney Chester Kent
Cast Credit
Claude Dorge Duncan Elksworth
Darcy Fehr Teddy
David Fox Fyodor Kent
Graeme Valentin Young Roderick
Jeff Sutton Young Chester
Jessica Burleson Lady's Secretary
Louis Negin Blind Seer
Maggie Nagle Chester's Mother
Ross McMillan Roderick Kent/Gravillo The Great
Talia Pura Mary
Victor Cowie Man In Bar
Wayne Nicklas Boardmember
Producer Credit
Atom Egoyan Executive Producer
Barbara Willis Sweete Associate Producer: Rhombus Media
Daniel Iron Executive Producer
Jody Shapiro Producer
Larry Weinstein Associate Producer: Rhombus Media
Niv Fichman Producer
Phyllis Laing Co-Producer
Sheena Macdonald Co-Producer: Rhombus Media