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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

directed by Simon Callow
United Kingdom 1991
  • 100 min
40 Ratings


Merchant Ivory’s The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, based on the novella by Carson McCullers and the play by Edward Albee, is both a grotesque black comedy and a prime slice of Southern Gothic set in a poverty-stricken rural community dominated by the curious, androgynous character of Miss Amelia.