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Babette's Feast (1987)
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Summary: 19th Century Joy of Cooking. Babette is a French cook that flees from her home to Danish village. Fun, let alone the joy of food, is not part of village until Babette starts cooking. (DuaneNeitzel)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Directed By: Gabriel Axel
AKA: Babettes gæstebud
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na filmaffinity filmaffinity
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na Kermit
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na finney28
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na Ofterdingen
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na JasonKDarby
70
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na corradini
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na jondunn87
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na Bruno
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nice
na sandri sandri
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na Holygrail2
95
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na Killfast37
84
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na pompousass
40
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The storytelling during the "how" parts gets mired in prolonged flashbacks, and turns for help to an intrusive and overly necessary narrator. It affords you, through all of that, plenty of time to wish anew that there were an accepted format for cinematic works shorter than feature-length. But the feast itself and the buildup to it are ample rewards for toughing it out.
na schedrevka
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na Kiitoksia Kiitoksia
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na elmakebabi elmakebabi
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na lotr_sam0711 lotr-sam0711
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na Razuna
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na jeffsul
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na Gody85 Gody85
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na mentos81 mentos81
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na demirtas
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na mb9607
80
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na Jotalandim Jotalandim
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na Tds4a Tds4a
76
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na carria
69
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na Fetsch
78
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na OrionZulu OrionZulu
84
T7
The opulent, sensual dinner scene at the end clashes with the grim danish austerity that permeates the rest of the film - I find this whole atmospheric stuff very well rendered. I agree that some of the dishes look "truly vile" as I've read in another comment here, some of them hurting my animal-friendly sensibilities (turtle soup, for one), but it's part of the movie experience that I try not to look at it that way (hell, this is no 'Cannibal Holocaust' after all...)
na nrm4
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na micmac micmac•
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na tompie
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na Montont
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na jjrocketman
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na CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
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na Zang
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na AliV Ali_V.
85
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na sixpence
83
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na PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
48
T1
Makeup is fantastic at aging the characters, but that's about all the praise I can give this. It's not often that a film can be both a sprawling mess as well as utterly simplistic and mundane, but this film manages it by taking paper thin characters, doing nothing with them, and cutting up the sequencing of events. It drags everywhere and it doesn't even seem to have a purpose.
na Cuculiza Cuculiza
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na rudolf55
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na billkerwin billkerwin
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A celebration of art and the artist, but also an autumnal meditation on the nature of life itself, how--although we seldom get what we desire--we often receive compensation for our losses in strange, marvelous ways.
na screentime
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na debaser1985
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na bkam
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A charming tale of humanity's need to embrace both sensual and spiritual pleasures.
na Ayca
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na citizenzxc
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na redmdb redmdb
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na Stain Stain
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Probably the best of the food films. (No, that's not a joke. This actually is really good)
na jasperlily
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na atreides atreides
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na mightysparks mightysparks
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na superpunch superpunch
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The best food movie I've ever seen. It's mostly about creation from nothingness and the asceticism sometimes taken up as a means to pursue other, more strongly perceived notions of success. Solid performances all around and a great film for music as well. Beautiful cinematography.
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Good lord is this a slow movie. Perhaps it was trying to truly convey the slow life in a slow town in a slow society, but why torture your viewers? Also, it is all too easy to question the climax and why the characters do what they do--but the picture frustratingly asks none of the questions the viewer is dying to have it ask. This results in an ultimately unsatisfying production that is hard to recommend.
na mpayan
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na panchovilla
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na boriaj boriaj
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na MA M_A
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na DuaneNeitzel
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19th Century Joy of Cooking. Babette is a French cook that flees from her home to Danish village. Fun, let alone the joy of food, is not part of village until Babette starts cooking.
na soraxtm
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na danfilm63
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na jackinthebox jackinthebox
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na Zoominee
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Babettes gæstebud
na bentien
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How I could have missed this classic for so long time is beyond belief. But the Danish Oscar winner is every bit as compelling and beautifully made as one could have hoped for. Not as touching as the following Oscar winner, Peller erobreren, though.
na carpuzz
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na SirRobbie SirRobbie
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A good meal can be a work of art. A true feast for the eyes.
na sakaerka sakaerka
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na Dave_Tippit Dave Tippit
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na Timmer
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na FitFortDanga MartinTeller
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Not awful, but predictable and unsatisfying. Chocolat might be something of a rip-off of this film, but I find it much more charming and likable. The dominant feeling I had during Babette's Feast was that it lacked authenticity. Everything felt staged and predestined, and the period recreation didn't ring true either. The photography was pretty, but only in a postcard sort of way. Also, some of the dishes Babette prepares look truly vile.
na tahash
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na Finster Finster
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na Dogubomb Dogubomb
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na stevekimes stevekimes
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What is the relationship between spirituality and fleshly pleasure?
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na SeanBerndorff SeanBerndorff
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na BryanZ
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na Icarus Icarus
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The film's arc leads the viewer toward a fuller embrace of human life, one that includes both spiritual and material aspects. Set in the context of a Christian community, Babette's final meal serves as something like a Eucharistic rite, bringing the people together into a unified community and leading them to better embody their spiritual ideals. Overall, the narrative is a bit too pat and the visuals offer nothing remarkable, but the underlying idea motivating the film is still compelling.
na berck
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na parmesan parmesan
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na Limdebois Limdebois
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na dfernandes dfernandes
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na RealMacgyver RealMacgyver
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I didn't think I'd enjoy this as much as I did. The first half is rather stilted and possibly a bit lost in translation. But seeing the people find joy through good food and good booze was heartwarming.
na blackthorn blackthorn
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na oddis87
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na KasperL KasperL
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The production values are high, but the movie is SUPER-uninteresting.
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