Babette's Feast (World Films)
World Films
Original Title: Babettes Gæstebud
Country of Origin:  Denmark
Production year: 1987
Director: Gabriel Axel
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-857958
Running time: 1:43 (103 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Color, 1.66:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: January 23, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#403)
Status: Available
Purchase date: November 10, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Artistic, sensual and sacred passions unite in Babette's Feast. Written and directed by Gabriel Axel, from a short story by Out of Africa's Isak Dinesen, this Oscar®-winning* film offers "an irresistible mixture of dry wit and robust humanity" (Newsweek).

On the desolate coast of Denmark live Martina and Philippa, the beautiful daughters of a devout clergyman who preaches salvation through self-denial. Both girls sacrifice youthful passion to faith and duty, and even many years after their father's death, they keep his austere teachings alive among the townspeople. But with the arrival of Babette, a mysterious refugee from France's civil war, life for the sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change. Soon, Babette has convinced them to try something truly outrageous—a gourmet French meal! Her feast, of course, scandalizes the local elders. 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?

*1987: Foreign Language Film
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Genres
Drama
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • A-S Panorama Films Intl.
 • MGM International Films
 • Orion Classics
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Danish  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Spanish  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Gabriel Axel....Director
Writing
Karen Blixen....Original Material By
Gabriel Axel....Screenwriter
Production
Just Betzer....Producer
Bo Christensen....Producer
Cinematography
Henning Kristiansen....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Finn Henriksen....Film Editor
Music
Per Nørgård....Composer
Sound
Michael Dela....Sound
John Nielsen....Sound
Bjarne Risbjerg....Sound
Nalle....Sound
Hans Erik Ahrn....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Sven Wichmann....Production Designer
Annelise Hauberg....Costume Designer
Karl Lagerfeld....Costume Designer
Lydia Pujols....Make-up Artist
Bente Møller....Make-up Artist
Elisabeth Bukkehave....Make-up Artist
Birthe Lyngsøe Sørensen....Make-up Artist
Sanne Dandanell....Make-up Artist
Grethe Holleufer....Make-up Artist
Åse Tarp....Make-up Artist
Cast
Stephane Audran....Babette
Bodil Kjer....Filippa
Birgitte Federspiel....Martine
Jarl Kulle....General Löwenhielm
Jean Philippe Lafont....Achille Papin
Bibi Andersson....Svensk hofdame
Ghita Nørby....Fortælleren (voice)
Asta Esper Andersen....Anna
Thomas Antoni....Svensk Løjtnant
Gert Bastian....Fattig mand
Viggo Bentzon....Fisker i robåd
Vibeke Hastrup....Martine som ung
Therese Højgaard Christensen....Martha
Pouel Kern....Præsten
Cay Kristiansen....Poul
Lars Lohmann....Fisker
Tine Miehe-Renard....Löwenhielms hustru
Lisbeth Movin....Enken
Finn Nielsen....Købmand
Holger Perfort....Karlsen
Else Petersen....Solveig
Erik Petersen....Erik
Ebbe Rode....Christopher
Bendt Rothe....Gamle Nielsen
Preben Lerdorff Rye....Kaptajnen
Hanne Stensgaard....Filippa som ung
Axel Strøbye....Kusken
Ebba With....Löwenhielms tante
Gudmar Wivesson....Lorens Löwenhielm
Tina Kiberg....Sang for Filippa (voice)