Description: 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)


Production Company Rhombus Media, Buffalo Gal Pictures, Ego Film Arts, Bravo! Television, Movie Central, Corus, Téléfilm Canada, The Movie Network (TMN), Super Ecran, Manitoba Film & Sound, Astral Media, Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC), Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit (OFTTC), Channel 4 Television Corporation
Release Date Apr 30, 2004
Duration 1 h 40 m
Rating R
Tagline Love. Politics. Beer.
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