Out of Rosenheim (Bagdad Café) is a look into the lives (and minds) of some people we all have encountered, but few of us ever get to know. This film (a 'fish out odd water'-type tale) shows how one person can affect a disparate community. The Adlons express the view that change and "magic" comes from hard work and mutual understanding/acceptance. A well-crafted view of the lives of people everywhere and the difficulties we all can face. A whimsical story, lovingly shot by people who - unfamiliar with what others too often ignore give this arid area - the bleak, and arrid South West, an almost fairytale-like beauty.Written by
The Kid in Bellevue
The song, "Calling You" written by Bob Telson and recorded by Gospel artist Jevetta Steele, was nominated for an Academy Award and used in an AT&T commercial. Singer/Songwriter Jeff Buckley (1966-1997) performed the song in the early days of the East Village club, Sin-é that showed the more intimate and ethereal side of his performances. The original song did not have a musical introduction before the opening lyrics so Jeff composed a part himself for those live performances. The song can be heard on the posthumous releases, 'Live At Sin-é' (Legacy Edition) and the covers EP, 'You and I'. See more »
Christine Kaufmann's character's, the tattoo artist, name is spelled Debby in the film credits but the sign outside her shop spells her name Debbie. See more »
The soundtrack album (click the Soundtrack icon for info) contains a track with Percy Adlon, the director, narrating the story of the film. The scenes missing in the US version are described here. See more »
A German woman had a fight with her husband and left her on the outside a motel in the middle of the desert. She meets colorful characters along like motel owner and a former Hollywood artist. Usually the plot make the movie, but the opposite is true for this movie. It is the characters that make the movie plot click together. Unlike any movie you never seen before on the screen. I recommend watching Bagdad Cafe for the excellent performances of each actor in movie. A film saying a statement without expressing a bad word.
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