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Babette's Feast

Babettes gæstebud

Directed by Gabriel Axel
Denmark, 1987
Drama, Romance, History


Cook Babette Hersant had to flee France and ends up as a housekeeper for two unmarried sisters in western Jutland, Denmark, in 1871. When Babette wins the lottery, she decides to spend the money on a sumptuous meal for these melancholic and frugal people.

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Babette's Feast Directed by Gabriel Axel

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1987 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Un Certain Regard)

Academy Awards

1988 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

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