The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

12/02/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 12/02/2007
  |  95 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Set during the Depression in the South, Miss Amelia Evans (Vanessa Redgrave) owns the local store and is feared and loathed by most of the town. She kicks her would-be husband out, refusing to consummate the marriage, but accepts his generous wedding present of land. When a hunchback arrives, claiming he is her cousin, the town watches in amazement as she takes him in, dotes on him and turns her store into a cafe for him. A Merchant Ivory production and a directorial debut for Simon Callow.

Contains one scene of strong violence
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