The Saddest Music in the World

The Saddest Music in the World

The Saddest Music in the World

  They still exist, the small and big-miracle. This refers to those films that follow trends quite apart from any but the absolute will of a design director and produce those seemingly old-fashioned appeal. Films that are fueled less of elaborate special effects or huge marketing activities, but rather from old-fashioned artisan mastery. The Guy Maddin’s films such a spring, almost antiquated to be named professional understanding and actionverwöhnten irritate the eyes, with black and white images and sequences, colored, old-fashioned set-up and stopping and assembly techniques, which are taken from the theories of Sergei M. Eisenstein and other Russian avant-garde film. But it is not only the record values that Maddin’s new book, The Saddest Music in the World, despite a certain “mass capability” of an extraordinary film making art, which should hopefully forget any of the numerous visitors ever. The story breathes the spirit of drollery and eccentricity, which is in the age licked storylines, sequels and remakes have become the great exception.

Canada in 1933: just the Canadian city of Winnipeg is once again on the saddest city in the world named were to write out what caused the lower leg amputated brewery entrepreneur Lady Helen Port-Huntley (Isabella Rossellini) to the idea of a competition for the saddest music in the world. In addition to a crown made of frozen tears, there are primarily at attracting 25,000 “Depression-era dollars” – a prize that musicians from all over the world into ice cold Winnipeg lures. Apart from sentimental mariachi musicians, bagpipe players from Scotland, depressed and gloomy drummers from Africa, it is primarily a family that dominates the competition: This is for one of the sleazy Broadway producer Chester Kent (Marc McKinney), by Narcissa (Maria de Medeiros) is accompanied, and, secondly, his brother Roderick aka Gavrilo (Ross McMillan), who competes for Serbia. Between the two brothers is their father Fyodor (David Fox), a former surgeon who now feeds through as a tram driver and had fallen into – like his sons – the Ausrichterin competition once. Relaxed in the struggle of two sons and their father to win the favor of the price now is a founder Dramödie who ruthlessly lays the emotional entanglements of all parties only …

The Saddest Music in the World is a small work of art like film from a long-past days Kintopps of a fanciful comedy with tragic elements, which sparked the passage of time a real magic. Cinephile for cinema lovers and a journey of discovery through the history of film, for interested viewers with a bizarre-comedy set and the perfect introduction to the work of Guy Maddin films Solitaire. A movie you should not miss.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: The Saddest Music in the World Country of production: Canada Year of production: 2003 Length: 99 (Min) (# ) Distribution: Weltecho

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