Babette's Feast details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Stephane Audran, Bibi Andersson, Jean-Phillippe La Font, Jarl Kulle|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Collections:||Netherlands vs Denmark|
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Jul 2002|
|Main languages:||French, Danish, Swedish|
|Dubbed:||English, French, Italian, Danish|
|Subtitles:||English, French, Italian|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
Most helpful review
Magnificent...By Kevin Towers from London , 02 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A stranger arrives in an austere, Scandinavian community where dried fish is the mainstay...comes into some money and blows the lot on the most magnificent feast you've ever seen...If 'Ready, Steady, Cook' makes your mouth water, this will have you booking a table at Gordon Ramsay's or the Fat Duck before you can say 'quails in sarcophogus'...An exquisite film.
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Babette's FeastBy a customer from United kingdom , 29 Mar 2010A story of such simplicity, told with amazing eloquence and fimed in a style which is mesmerisng.
A small village with a religious centre and an unquestioning & generosity of spirit, to all, is viewed through the lives of the two daughters, of the spiritual leader of the community. Wonderful for those who enjoy world cinema.
Amazing GraceBy a customer from Cambridge , 18 Feb 2010Exquisite film with depth.
Babette's FeastBy a customer from Burton upon Trent , 18 Jan 2010I loved this film, it was very atmospheric and I really felt invoved in the lives of the 2 strictly religious sisters in the decline of their church until along comes Babette. She is portrayed as a rounded figure, witness her bargaining for better prices with the tradesmen. The images of the feast have stayed with me. It is heartwarming without sentimentality.
Grows on youBy DeLisle (3 reviews) from Bournemouth , 10 Nov 2009At first viewing this film seems wierd, a little slow and contrived. But as time passed I began to see how many layers there are to it. Interesting for those who like subtle theological debate. Beautifully peaceful (and blue!) setting. If you are a gourmand you will love it. Should have been more popular when on general release, though i can see that the younger generation might not get the point.
Babettes FeastBy a customer from Epping,Essex , 07 Sep 2009Loved this ten years ago,returned to it as partner had not seen.She was not keen,but though a little dated it really gives a flavour of life in 'scandinavian 'climes at those times.Not as great as Pelle the Conqueror,but a story of love shared by decent people by their faith and kindness to others.Recommended.