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Babette's Feast [1987 film] by Gabriel Axel

Babette's Feast [1987 film]

by Gabriel Axel (Director/Screenwriter), Henning Kristiansen (Cinematographer)

Other authors: Bibi Andersson, Stephane Audran, Just Betzer (Producer), Bo Christensen (Producer), Isak Dinesen (Original book)

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In 19th century Denmark, two adult sisters live in an isolated village with their father, who is the honored pastor of a small Protestant church that is almost a sect unto itself...

Director: Gabriel Axel
Writers: Karen Blixen (novel), Gabriel Axel (screenplay)
Stars: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer and Birgitte Federspiel
  UT_GSC | Jan 6, 2011 |
One of my all time favorite movies. Ahh. ( )
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Axel, GabrielDirector/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kristiansen, HenningCinematographermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Andersson, Bibisecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Audran, Stephanesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Betzer, JustProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christensen, BoProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dinesen, IsakOriginal booksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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Philippa (Hanne Stensgaard) and Martina (Vibeke Hastrup ) turn down a chance to leave their Danish town, instead staying to care for their pastor father and his small church. Thirty-five years later, a French woman (Stéphane Audran) seeks refuge, and Philippa and Martina (now Bodil Kjer and Birgitte Federspie) take her in. The feast the woman prepares in gratitude is eclipsed only by her secret in director Gabriel Axel's Oscar-winning drama.
Running time: 1 hr, 43 min.
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With the mysterious arrival of Babette, a refugee from France's civil war, life for two pious sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change. Before long, Babette has convinced them to try something other than boiled codfish and ale bread--a gourmet French meal! Her feast scandalizes the elders, except for the visiting General. Just who is this strangely talented Babette, who has terrified this pious town with the prospect of losing their souls for enjoying too much earthly pleasure? Includes original theatrical trailer.… (more)

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