Bagdad Cafe

“Ninety-one minutes of happiness.” (Le Monde)

 

Bagdad Cafe - Goodbye BAGDAD CAFE (1987)

Original title: Out of Rosenheim

A film by Percy Adlon

Marianne Sägebrecht.............. Jasmin Münchgstettner

CCH Pounder......................... Brenda

Jack Palance......................... Rudi Cox

Christine Kaufmann................ Debby

Monica Calhoun..................... Phyllis

Darron Flagg.......................... Sal, Jr.

G. Smokey Campbell............. Sal, Sr.

Hans Stadlbauer.................... Herr Münchgstettner

Bagdad Cafe - Motel Sign Driving through the Mojave Desert somewhere between Las Vegas and Disneyland, a middle aged German tourist couple has a spat...

and the wife, Jasmin, strikes out on her own. Trudging down the highway pulling along a large suitcase, she is so unlikely a sight that Brenda, the irascible proprietor of the Bagdad Cafe where Jasmin stops, is instantly suspicious. So begins a hilarious and touching account of the relationship that develops between these two women of different cultures. It also offers a renewed, endearingly quirky vision of America as a land with room for self discovery and individuality. Progressing from bleak reality to Utopian fantasy, BAGDAD CAFE offers the flip side to one other German film directed in America, PARIS TEXAS. But Adlon celebrates the possibilities of a uniquely American sense of community, of harmony between disparate people. Winner of numerous awards and an international box-office success, BAGDAD CAFE creates, in the middle of desolation, an oasis of friendship.

Directed by Percy Adlon

Screenplay by Percy and Eleonore Adlon and Christopher Doherty

Director of Photography - Bernd Heinl

Editor - Norbert Herzner

Music by Bob Telson

Production Design - Bernt Amadeus Capra

A pelemele Film/Pro-ject Film production with HR and BR

In English, 108 minBagdad Cafe - The Coffee

Shot in 35mm Kodak in Newberry Springs, Ca., on route 66 in April 1987.

Premiere: International Film Festival Rio de Janeiro, 1987

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