The saddest music in the world [videorecording] / Rhombus Media, Buffalo Gal Pictures and Ego Film Arts present ; written by George Toles and Guy Maddin ; produced by Niv Fichman, Jody Shapiro ; directed by Guy Maddin.
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment ; [S.l.] : IFC Films, 
Isabella Rossellini stars as a Depression-era beer baroness who sponsors a contest to find the world's saddest tune in this dark comedy.
MPAA rating: R; some sexuality and violent images.
DVD, region 1; 5.1 surround.
Optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney, Maria de Medeiros, David Fox, Ross McMillan.
Director of photography, Luc Montpellier ; editor, David Wharnsby ; music, Christopher Dedrick.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2003.
Based on an original screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Special features: 3 short films from director Guy Maddin; "Teardrops in the snow: the making of the Saddest Music in the World" featurette; "The Saddest Characters in the World: the cast of the Saddest Music in the World" featurette; teasers; original theatrical trailer.
Consensus: Guy Maddin perfectly recreates the look and feel of a 1930s in this bizarre picture.
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