Babette's Feast [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1987]

  • SKU: 21337024
  • Release Date: 07/23/2013
  • Rating: G
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features


  • New interviews with director Gabriel Axel and actor Stéphane Audran
  • Karen Blixen-Storyteller, a 1995 documentary about the author of the film's source story, who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen
  • New visual essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda
  • New interview with sociologist Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson about the significance of cuisine in French culture
  • Trailer

Synopsis


Babette's Feast
The Danish/French Babette's Feast is based on a story by Isak Dinesen, also the source of the very different Out of Africa (1985). Stephane Audran plays Babette, a 19th century Parisian political refugee who seeks shelter in a rough Danish coastal town. Philippa (Bodil Kjer) and Martina (Birgitte Federspiel), the elderly daughters of the town's long-dead minister, take Babette in. As revealed in flashback, Philippa and Martina were once beautiful young women (played by Hanne Stensgaard and Vibeke Hastrup), who'd forsaken their chances at romance and fame, taking hollow refuge in religion. Babette holds a secret that may very well allow the older ladies to have a second chance at life. This is one of the great movies about food, but there are way too many surprises in Babette's Feast to allow us to reveal anything else at this point (except that Ingmar Bergman "regulars" Bibi Andersson and Jarl Kulle have significant cameo roles).. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jean-Philippe Lafont
    Jean-Philippe Lafont - Achille Papin
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    Gudmar Wivesson - Lorenz Lowenhielm as a Young Man
  • Jarl Kulle
    Jarl Kulle - Lorenz Lowenhielm as an old man
  • Bibi Andersson
    Bibi Andersson - Swedish Court Lady-in-waiting
  • Bodil Kjer
    Bodil Kjer - Old Philippa



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing film

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    ge3825
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    Another wonderful release from Criterion. Image and sound are stellar and the packaging is exquisite. Also includes the original text from which the film is based.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very enjoyable

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    gyrene
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    A great film to relax with on a snowy afternoon. Have made it an annual New Years Eve viewing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was glad you had the film in stock

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    The order came quickly and correctly with no hitches

    I would recommend this to a friend



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