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The Saddest Music in the World

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Release Date: April 30, 2004Running Time: 99 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $669,128.00
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Period

Isabella Rossellini
Mark McKinney
Maria De Medeiros
David Fox

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It's 1933 in Winnipeg and the Great Depression is in full bloom. Beer Baroness Lady Port-Huntly 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. Sobbing Mexican Mariachis, dour Scottish Bagpipers, woeful West African drummers and numerous other grief-stricken ensembles give it their all. Down-on-his-luck Broadway producer Chester Kent and his amnesiac girlfriend Narcissa return home to his native Winnipeg as the United States entry in the contest. He soon finds himself embroiled in a family reunion as treacherous and twisted as the competition itself. Ultimately, a cataclysmic... Full Summary >>