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Bagdad Cafe(Out of Rosenheim)

While traveling across the Mojave Desert, a German woman, Jasmin, encounters a dilapidated motel/diner. When she meets Brenda, the eccentric owner, the two form an unlikely friendship which revives the locale and its community members.
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TV Guide Magazine by

Bagdad Cafe is a visually exhilarating and consciously modern film, more concerned with projecting an atmosphere or spirit than with telling a story. It's hard not to fall in love with this comic fable about the magic that develops at the meeting of two cultures.
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Chicago Tribune by Dave Kehr

Much of the film`s charm resides in the fact that there is no reason for any of this to happen, except for the director`s sheer will that it be so.
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Los Angeles Times by Kevin Thomas

Bagdad Cafe, which Adlon wrote with his wife, Eleonore, and Christopher Doherty, is a miracle of timing and control for all its aura of zany, off-the-cuff spontaneity. It is the work of a director who has such a clear idea of what he wants and where he's going that he can take his time to build up every joke for the maximum payoff.
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Chicago Sun-Times by Roger Ebert

The charm of Bagdad Cafe is that every character and every moment is unanticipated, obscurely motivated, of uncertain meaning and vibrating with life.

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