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Gabriel Axel

Babettes gaestebud (Babette's Feast)

Edition 1991
103' - 1987 - Drama - Dialogue: Danish, Italian, French, English, Swedish
Director: Gabriel Axel Composer: Per Nørgaard With: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel
Never was a film more aptly titled, for here is a feast for the eyes, ears, and vicariously, for the palate. This Danish delight tells the 19th-century story of two beautiful sisters, Philippa and Martina, growing to spinsterhood in a tiny, rugged, puritan coastal community. In the autumn of their years, they have taken on a French exile, Babette, as their housekeeper.
Babette's only connection with France is a lottery ticket renewed annually and which, to her great pleasure, suddenly yields a 10,000 franc win. Babette, who was once a celebrated Parisian chef, offers to cook a sumptuous dinner funded from her winnings.

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Credits

Director

Gabriel Axel

Composer

Per Nørgaard

With

Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel

Scenario

Gabriel Axel

Director of Photography

Henning Kristiansen

Editor

Finn Henriksen

Producer

Bo Christensen, Benni Korzen

More information

Dialogue

Danish, Italian, French, English, Swedish

Countries of production

Denmark

Screenplay based on

"Babettes gaestebud" (Karen Blixen)

Year

1987

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