The beauty of the film Bagdad Café is that diverse paths continually cross each other throughout the film.
After an argument with her husband in the middle of the desert, Jasmin, interpreted by Marianne Sägebrecht stops by Bagdad Café, a truck-stop café.
Deciding to stay there for a while, she becomes part of the community, meeting local wacko regulars such as Rudi (Jack Palance), an ex-set decorator from Hollywood who wants her as a model for his paintings.
Unexpected connections, human strength and vulnerability in solitude are some main themes. The point being that every god forsaken corner of the world can connect you to a part of yourself that you did not know existed.