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Bagdad Cafe

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Original title
Bagdad Cafeaka
AKA
  • Out of Rosenheim
Year
Running time
91 min.
Country
Germany - West Germany (FRG) Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Director
Screenwriter
Percy Adlon, Eleonore Adlon, Christopher Doherty
Music
Bob Telson
Cinematography
Bernd Heinl
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Germany - West Germany (FRG)-United States; Pelemele Film / Pro-ject Filmproduktion
Genre
Comedy. Drama | Friendship
Synopsis / Plot
A German woman, abandoned by her husband while traveling in the Nevada desert, forms an unlikely alliance with a black American woman.

Out of Rosenheim (Bagdad Café) is a look into the minds and lives of some people most of us have met but few of us know much about. This movie exemplifies how one person in the right place can affect a community of lives. The Adlons seem to express the view that all change and "magic" comes from hard work and mutual acceptance. A well-crafted view of the lives of tourists everywhere and the difficulties they can face. A Whimsical and lovingly Photographed look at the vast wasteland that is too often ignored by much of humanity.
Awards
1988: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Song
1988: Cesar Awards: Best Foreign Language Picture
1988: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Foreign Film
1988: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
1987: 2 German Film Awards: Film Award in Silver and Best Actress (Sägebrecht)
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