Bagdad Cafe
Bagdad Cafe (1988)

This West German film is set in the California Desert. A husband-and-wife pair of Bavarian tourists become stranded when their car breaks down; after a quarrel, the wife, Marianne Sagebrecht, gathers her luggage and stalks off. She stops at… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 24, 2001
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Unfortunately, the film's curious conceits remain implausible even on a fantasy level, and most of the satirical possibilities are either sidestepped or fumbled.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This 20-year-old film reminds us of a time before independent movies became the formulaic fare they often are these days.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Just as the main character slowly grows on people in the film, it can draw in reluctant viewers.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An exotic celebration of the beauty of human personality and friendship.

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Emanuel Levy

Percy Adlon's first English-speaking film is a charming fable about the friendhsip between two vastly different women.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
An enjoyable fable, expertly edited and making smart use of a surreal cinematography to enhance the sense of oddness created by the rather unusual story. But it… More
Anastasia Bartzoulianou
beautiful. mesmerising, joyful film-making, of the kind that you wish there was more. reality and dream mix - Percy Adlon knows the right doses. a happiness… More
Randy Tippy
Starts out like low budget community theater but that's probably part of its charm. <i>Bagdad Cafe</i> has substance and heart that reveals… More
Donna Dawson
I think I found a favorite in this simple but yet charming movie. Wonderful scripted with great acting by both Sagebrecht and Pounder. Not to mention great… More
Daniel Parsons
Bizarre, eccentric, and for the most part quite wonderful film. Jasmin, a tourist from Bavaria, Germany, walks away from her husband in the middle of the Mojave… More
Leo L
Good movie!