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Babette's Feast

Awarded the Best Foreign Language film of 1987 by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Stephane Audran is Babette, an exiled French cook-housekeeper for a pair of devoutly religious, elderly Danish sisters. When she wins a lottery she asks to prepare a Gaillic feast for the women and their friends to show her appreciation. Based on the short story by Karen Blixen (aka Isak Dinesen). A fine film about fine dining.

Year: 1987
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, Scandinavian Cinema, Paul's Favourites, Film Festivals 1988, Food in Film, Best of the 1980s, Spiritual Cinema, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Denmark
Director: Gabriel Axel
Starring: Stephane Audran, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Jarl Kulle
Duration: 103 Minutes
Rating: PG
Subtitles: Yes
7.8/10
Location in store: Alice's 500 Greatest Films

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