The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister's son, a diminutive crook-back named Lymon. He suggests they open a café in the downstairs of her large house. Marvin Macy gets out of prison and returns to town; turns out he was married to Amelia but it wasn't consummated. He pleaded, then got angry. Is he back for revenge? Eventually, Amelia and Marvin stage a no-holds-barred fight in the café. Lymon's complicated response to Marvin and to Cousin Amelia figures in the resolution.
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy, Mystery
  • Director
  • Studios
    • Merchant Ivory Productions, Channel Four Films


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