Bagdad Cafe
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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 the Bagdad Cafe, a fleapit truckstop run by outspoken C.C.H. Pounder, who is also having husband problems. The Cafe has become a magnet for some of truly odd character: temperamental Hispanic cook George Aguilar, tattoo artist Christine Kaufmann, and onetime Hollywood set designer Jack Palance. Despite obvious personality differences, Sagebrecht and Pounder… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unfortunately, the film's curious conceits remain implausible even on a fantasy level, and most of the satirical possibilities are either sidestepped or fumbled."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"This 20-year-old film reminds us of a time before independent movies became the formulaic fare they often are these days."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Just as the main character slowly grows on people in the film, it can draw in reluctant viewers."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"An exotic celebration of the beauty of human personality and friendship."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Percy Adlon's first English-speaking film is a charming fable about the friendhsip between two vastly different women."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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