Louie's Mulroney, The Opera

A comedy imagined by Dan Redican and Larry Weinstein

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Dan Redican — Libretto

Alexina Louie — Music

Rick Miller — Brian Mulroney

Stephanie Mills — Mila Mulroney

Colin Mochrie — Jean Chrétien

Wayne Best — Pierre Trudeau

Ted Dykstra — Ed Broadbent

Joe Matheson — Ronald Reagan

Seán Cullen — Robert Coates

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An opera movie written after the story of the former Canadian Primer Minister Brian Mulroney.

With his spark of madness, the Canadian film-maker Larry Weinstein, one of the most prolific and creative in the universe of the musical documentary, presents Mulroney: The Opera, an offbeat and biting comedy.

It shows the ascension and the fall of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, an extravagant figure loved by some people and dispised by others, notably accused by his detractors to have "sold" his country to the United States.

This satire takes inspiration in real events and dialogs. In the documentary, the incidents and scandals are exaggerated and some remind the Shakespearean tragedy, others the irony of the best comic operas. Rick Miller's delicious acting who embodies Mulroney as well as Stephanie Anne Mills' and Colin Mochrie's performances reveal the intelligence of Alexina Louie's original compositions and of Dan Redican's libretto.

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