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Director:
Writers:
Karen Blixen (novel)
Gabriel Axel (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 March 1988 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In a remote 19th Danish century village two sister lead a rigid life centered around their father, the local minister... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 11 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A feast of cinema See more (98 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stéphane Audran ... Babette Hersant (as Stephane Audran)
Bodil Kjer ... Filippa
Birgitte Federspiel ... Martine

Jarl Kulle ... Gen. Lorens Löwenhielm

Jean-Philippe Lafont ... Achille Papin (as Jean Philippe Lafont)

Bibi Andersson ... Svensk hofdame
Ghita Nørby ... Narrator
Asta Esper Hagen Andersen ... Anna (as Asta Esper Andersen)
Thomas Antoni ... Svensk Lieutenant
Gert Bastian ... Poor Man
Viggo Bentzon ... Fisherman in Rowboat

Vibeke Hastrup ... Young Martine
Therese Hojgaard Christensen ... Martha
Pouel Kern ... The Minister
Cay Kristiansen ... Poul
Lars Lohmann ... Fisherman
Tine Miehe-Renard ... Löwenhielm's Wife
Lisbeth Movin ... The Widow
Finn Nielsen ... Kobmand
Holger Perfort ... Karlsen
Else Petersen ... Solveig
Erik Petersén ... Erik (as Erik Petersen)
Ebbe Rode ... Christopher
Bendt Rothe ... Old Nielsen
Preben Lerdorff Rye ... The Captain
Hanne Stensgaard ... Young Filippa
Axel Strøbye ... The Coach
Ebba With ... Löwenhielm's Aunt
Gudmar Klöving ... Young Lorens Löwenhielm (as Gudmar Wivesson)
Tina Kiberg ... Filippa (singing voice)
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Directed by
Gabriel Axel 
 
Writing credits
Karen Blixen (novel "Skaebne-Anekdoter")

Gabriel Axel (screenplay)

Produced by
Just Betzer .... producer
Bo Christensen .... producer
Benni Korzen .... producer (uncredited)
Pernille Siesbye .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Per Nørgaard  (as Per Nørgård)
 
Cinematography by
Henning Kristiansen 
 
Film Editing by
Finn Henriksen 
 
Production Design by
Sven Wichmann 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter Obeling Johannsen 
 
Costume Design by
Annelise Hauberg 
Karl Lagerfeld (costume designer: Miss Audran)
Pia Myrdal 
 
Makeup Department
Elisabeth Bukkehave .... makeup artist
Sanne Dandanell .... makeup artist
Grethe Holleufer .... makeup artist
Birthe Lyngsøe .... makeup artist
Bente Møller .... makeup artist
Lydia Pujols .... makeup artist
Aase Tarp .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lene Nielsen .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Hedegaard .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Arvid Berg .... assistant property master
Ena Eisel .... property master
Gary Møller .... assistant property master
Torben Bækmark Pedersen .... property master
Rikke Raben .... assistant property master
Leif Stoltze .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Hans-Eric Ahrn .... sound mixer
Karen Bentzon .... production sound recordist
Michael Dela .... sound
Carl Aage Hansen .... sound
John Nielsen .... sound
Bjarne Risbjerg .... sound
Sonja Vesterholt .... production sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Henning Bahs .... special effects coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Wils Jensen .... lighting technician
Jacob Marlow .... lighting technician
Peter Gabriel Mørch .... still photographer
Gunnar Nielsen .... grip
Michael Sørensen .... lighting technician
 
Editorial Department
Liselotte Havmøller .... assistant editor
Mette Schramm .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Finn Graunbøl .... musician: Klaver/Orgel (as Finn Gravnbol)
 
Other crew
Annemarie Aaes .... script
Claes Kastholm Hansen .... consultant
Niels Bjørn Larsen .... choreographer
Paulette Tavormina .... food stylist
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Babettes gæstebud" - Denmark (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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[first lines]
[in Danish, using English subtitles]
Narrator:In this remote spot there once lived two sisters who were both past the first flush of youth. They had been christened Martina and Philippa after Martin Luther and his friend Philipp Melanchton. They spent all their time and almost all their small income on good works.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Gray Matters (2006/I)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don GiovanniSee more »

FAQ

What is the dinnerware used in Babette's Feast?
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31 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
A feast of cinema, 29 April 1999
Author: Paul Arthur (pnarthur@msn.com) from London, England

Stephane Audran is the eponymous heroine of this beautifully measured study of a small Danish community towards the end of the last century. Two beautiful and musically talented sisters give-up their own prospects of happiness and marriage in order to look-after their ageing father. One day, a French woman, Babette, comes to work for them. After some years she wins the lottery and is determined to do something for the sisters who have taken her in. Her solution is to prepare an exquisite and sumptuous feast, which changes the lives of all those invited. This is a film about human and cultural interaction, reflected in the changing language of the dialogue from Danish to French, and especially between the dutiful sobriety of Protestant northern Europe and the sensuousness of the Catholic south. It is also about human needs, and how warmth and kindness can be expressed and stimulated through the cultivation of the senses. A profoundly uplifting film.

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Was the general's family's mansion a set or real? wgranger
Revolting feast??? Greensleeves
Wine/champagne saw1582
The point of the film pglee-1
Actresses should be reversed vesperianne
Truly is a foodie movie! bdotk
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