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The Saddest Music in the World (2004) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

7628

Avg. Rating:

2.53/4

# of Ratings:

16

Genres:

Drama, Musical

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

04/30/2004

Director:

Guy Maddin

Actors:

Mark McKinney
Isabella Rossellini
Maria de Medeiros
David Fox
Ross McMillan
Louis Negin

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

During the height of the Great Depression, a paraplegic beer baroness in Winnipeg decides to hold a contest to discover the saddest music in the world, and boost her sales in the process. -- Chris Kavan

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woody 01/30/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

I enjoyed this movie, but it's so strange that I don't often recommend it to anyone. I was drawn to it by its provocative title, and then by the fact that its screenplay was written by one of my favorite writers, Kazuo Ishiguro. It's a trip to experience, like an early talkie produced and directed by acid freaks. No need to follow the wacky plot. Just sink into the startling and dreamlike imagery and sounds.

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Chris Kavan 07/17/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

This is certainly a strange, unique film. It's a satire, some broad, at other times esoteric. The style is reminiscent of 20s and 30s with black and white, distorted lens and sudden technicolor. Odd yet compelling. An underground wonder.

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