The Saddest Music the World

Directed by Guy Maddin. Starring Isabel Rossellini,

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Mark McKinney,

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..and Maria de Medeiros.

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Isabel’s character , Helen has had her legs amputated. They are replaced by glass legs.

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Set in Winnipeg during the Great Depression,  a beer baroness organizes a contest to find the saddest music in the world.

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Musicians from around the world descend on the city to try and win the $25,000 prize.

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Big Oops! The above is not an ice rink, rather a vat of beer. The smoke stacks & telephone pole represent Winnipeg

Pics taken by: Resa – November 5, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Murals of Winnipeg

This Mural is based on scenes from  Guy Maddin’s films, & is a 4 part post. Guy Maddin is a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba. You can visit Guy Maddin’s Website

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