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The Ballad of The Sad Cafe

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Original title
The Ballad of The Sad Cafe
Year
Running time
100 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Michael Hirst (Novel: Carson McCullers)
Music
Richard Robbins
Cinematography
Walter Lassally
Cast
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Producer
Merchant-Ivory Production
Genre
Drama | Southern Gothic
Synopsis / Plot
A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister's son, a diminutive crook-back named Lymon. He suggests they open a café in the downstairs of her large house. Marvin Macy gets out of prison and returns to town; turns out he was married to Amelia but it wasn't consummated. He pleaded, then got angry. Is he back for revenge? Eventually, Amelia and Marvin stage a no-holds-barred fight in the café. Lymon's complicated response to Marvin and to Cousin Amelia figures in the resolution.
Awards
1991: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
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