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Babette's Feast ()

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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)

Genres: Drama, Music

Country: Denmark

Directed By: Gabriel Axel

Written By: Gabriel Axel, Karen Blixen

Starring: Stéphane Audran, Jarl Kulle, Ghita Nørby, Birgitte Federspiel, Bibi Andersson, Bodil Kjer, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Else Petersen, Lars Lohmann, Finn Nielsen, Asta Esper Hagen Andersen, Holger Perfort

AKA: Babettes gæstebud

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Babette's Feast belongs to 41 collections
1. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (public: moderated by kozan26 - 161 stars)
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5. Oscar: Best Foreign Film (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 20 stars)
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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.
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