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Bagdad Cafe (1987)
"Out of Rosenheim" (original title)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  22 April 1988 (USA)
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A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter.

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Jasmin Münchgstettner
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Brenda
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Hans Stadlbauer ...
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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. Written by The Kid in Bellevue

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Jasmin Münchgstettner: Magic.
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A desert gem
29 April 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

This is a love story. And in this film magical love comes to the Bagdad Cafe in the form of Jasmin, who brings meaning and purpose to the lives of the small group of people who surround her: the painter who begins to paint again and falls in love; Brenda, the harried, frustrated owner of the cafe who finds friendship, comfort and support; Brenda's children, who also benefit from Jasmin's caring and compassion. The use of the boomerang was interesting: a metaphor for what you give, you get back, and the joy of giving and receiving. The magic of Love will appear anywhere -even in the middle of the desert- as long as you have an open heart and mind.


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