Stéphane Audran, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Jarl Kulle, Bibi Andersson, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Ghita Nørby (narrator), Asta Esper Andersen, Thomas Antoni, Gert Bastian, Viggo Bentzon, Vibeke Hastrup
Director: Gabriel Axel
Running Time: 103 minutes
Certificate: U - Contains no material likely to offend or harm
OSCAR WINNER - BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (1988)
BAFTA WINNER - BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (1989)
Beautiful but pious sisters Martine (Birgitte Federspiel) and Philippa (Bodil Kjer) grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the forbidding and desolate coast of Jutland, until one day, Philippa’s former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette (Stéphane Audran) to serve as the family cook. Babette’s lavish celebratory banquet tempts the family’s dwindling congregation, who abjure such fleshly pleasures as fine foods and wines.
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