"Wonderful! Astonishing, original and very funny." - Roger Ebert, "Ebert & Roeper and the Movies"
Absurd, delightful and a little bit drunk - cinema like nothing you've ever seen before…
It is 1933, the height of the Great Depression. To boost sales, beer baroness Lady Port-Huntly (Isabella Rossellini) announces a global competition to determine the saddest music in the world. Musicians from every corner of the globe including Siam, Mexico and Scotland flock to wintry Winnipeg -- the world capital of sorrow -- to vie for the colossal $25,000 prize.
The only film you will ever see in your entire life to feature a gorgeous female amputee whose artificial glass legs are filled with beer!