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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

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 - 158 stars)
2. Criterion Collection (public: moderated by caffe - 101 stars)
3. New York Times' The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made (public: moderated by theficionado - 23 stars)
4. The Guardian's 1000 films to see before you die (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 23 stars)
5. Oscar: Best Foreign Film (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 19 stars)
6. Passed the Bechdel Test (public: moderated by geohawk - 18 stars)
7. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
8. List: Empire's five star movies (public: moderated by KasperL - 14 stars)
9. Criterion Collection (Blu-ray) (public: moderated by epiphany - 13 stars)
10. Doubling The Canon (your public collection - 12 stars) | remove from collection
11. International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 9 stars)
12. TimeOut's 1000 films to change your life (public: moderated by ppinocchio - 9 stars)
13. Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films (your public collection - 6 stars) | remove from collection
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15. Doubling The Canon (2010 update) (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 5 stars)
16. Food (public: moderated by Zang - 4 stars)
17. Best Foreign Film Oscar Nominees (public: moderated by snallygaster - 4 stars)
18. Positive Psychology Films (public: moderated by FilmStar** - 3 stars)
19. The Vatican Film List (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 2 stars)
20. filosofici (public: moderated by Rubens - 2 stars)
21. ALFS Award Winner (public: moderated by paulofilmo - 1 star)
22. 501 Movie Directors (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 1 star)
23. Doubling the Canon (2012 update) (public: moderated by Cinephile - 1 star)
24. Cooking (public: moderated by mpowell)
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Reassuring, satiating piety.
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janeb
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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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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.
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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.
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Probably the best of the food films. (No, that's not a joke. This actually is really good)
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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.
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All those green eyes... felt almost like Dune. Pretty good for a movie about cooking, life and stars. Have a taste of 'The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover' (1989) - a great vintage.
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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...)
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A quite foolish, yet intoxicating experience. Per Nørgårds music is used very scarcely and to an enormous effect. Frankly, I felt that it and the wonderful cinematography were the only aspects preventing the first half of falling into utter banality.
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Garbage. Watched with my mom, whose tastes are -questionable,- to say the least. Still lu, Mom! Also, IMDb says, "the favorite film of Pope Francis." Me, I prefer "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover," but, you know. Whatever floats your boat, Pope guy.
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Not badly made but boring and draggy.
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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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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.
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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.
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