Babette's Feast = Babettes Gaestebud

Denmark, 1987

Film
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Exquisitely, delicately told tale of two beautiful young daughters of a minister, who pass up love and fame to remain in their small Danish village. They grow old, using religion as a substitute for living life … and then take in Babette, a Parisian refugee, a woman with a very special secret. Babette wins 10,000 francs in a lottery and spends it all on preparing a sumptuous banquet for her Lutheran employers and their friends. Based on a short story by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen). Stars Stephane Audran in the title role with Jean-Philippe Lafont, Jarl Kulle and Bibi Andersson.

Credits

director

Gabriel Axel

co-producer

Bo Christensen

Just Betzer

production company

Danish Film Institute

Nordisk Films Kompagni

Panorama Film A/S

Language

French

Duration

01:43:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36694

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Food

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Denmark

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Cookery

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Entertaining

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Food

Foreign language films

Literature → Danish literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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