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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
Stéphane Audran
Bodil Kjer
Birgitte Federspiel
Jarl Kulle.
Directors
Gabriel Axel.
Screenwriters
Gabriel Axel.
Running Time
103 minutes

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Babette's Feast
Prequel to Babette's Lie-Down


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Plot
French refugee Babette (Audran) prepares a feast for the two ageing Danish sisters who sheltered her.


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Babette's Feast
Oscar winning adaptation of Isak Dinesen’s story of a 19th-century French cook who spends her lottery winnings on a banquet for the ageing Danish sisters who sheltered her. Impeccably mounted and played, this is gastro-cinema at its most sensual and intoxicating.


Verdict
Still good enough to eat.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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"Babette says dinner is served."

A beautifully shot melodrama featuring a bevy of wonderfully understated performances, Babette's Feast is a moving tale of spirituality, loyalty, missed opportunities and the reluctance of Christians in receiving blessings as opposed to performing them personally. ... More

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