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The ballad of the sad café

Author: Simon CallowIsmail MerchantMichael HirstVanessa RedgraveKeith CarradineAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2005]
Series: Merchant Ivory collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Miss Amelia runs the town's only cafe and controls the locals through the careful distribution of her secretly brewed hooch. Her eccentric existence is threatened with the arrival of a dwarf who claims kinship and the reappearance of her rejected husband.
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Comedy
Adaptations
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Callow; Ismail Merchant; Michael Hirst; Vanessa Redgrave; Keith Carradine; Rod Steiger; Cork Hubbert; Richard Robbins; Carson McCullers; Edward Albee; Merchant Ivory Productions.; Film Four International.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780029178 9780780029170
OCLC Number: 57457074
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Based on the story by Carson McCullers and the play by Edward Albee.
Special features: New high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary soundtrack by Simon Callow and a 17 min. featurette with Simon Callow talking about the film.
Credits: Director of photography, Walter Lassally ; editor, Andrew Marcus ; music, Richard Robbins.
Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Rod Steiger, Cork Hubbert, Austin Pendleton, Beth Dixon.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; NTSC; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
Series Title: Merchant Ivory collection.
Responsibility: Merchant Ivory Productions presents ; directed by Simon Callow ; produced by Ismail Merchant ; screenplay by Michael Hirst ; Merchant Ivory Productions in association with Film Four International.

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Miss Amelia runs the town's only cafe and controls the locals through the careful distribution of her secretly brewed hooch. Her eccentric existence is threatened with the arrival of a dwarf who claims kinship and the reappearance of her rejected husband.

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