Bagdad Café (1987)

Bagdad Café (1987)

A fun West German movie set in a route 66 motel

7.0

Movie

Germany, West Germany
English, German
Comedy, Drama
1987
PERCY ADLON
Alan S. Craig, Apesanahkwat, CCH Pounder
108 min

What it's about

A surreal comedy depicting a diverse cast of characters and the changes they undergo as the German tourist Jasmin interacts with each of them at a remote truck stop in the middle of the Mojave desert.

The take

This quirky 1988 adventure drama is newly available on Amazon Prime. It’s the classic that never was, the story of a rundown gas station motel in the Southern US where a lonely West German lady called Jasmin Munchgstettner ends up by accident.

The owner of the operation, a short-tempered woman by the name of Brenda, doesn’t really take to Jasmin. However, the longer the West German guest stays at the motel, the more a friendship forms between the two.

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