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Babette's Feast

Gabriel Axel, Denmark, 1987

103 min.DK/Feature

A Parisian fugitive from the 1871 Commune of Paris uprising, Babette, a fine cook, is taken into the poor fishing village home of two puritanical spinsters who consider food beyond oatmeal almost sinful. When Babette by chance comes into money, she blows it all on serving up the ultimate gourmet meal for the dazed villagers. Based on the Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) tale. 1988 Best Foreign Film Academy Award winner.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Babettes gæstebud
Danish title Babettes gæstebud
Other titles Danish classics - selection, Babette's Feast
Director Gabriel Axel
Screenplay Gabriel Axel
Based on Fortælling af Karen Blixen, udsendt på eng. i tidsskrift i 1950, på da. i bogen "Skæbne-Anekdoter" 1958. Inden da havde Bodil Ipsen læst den op i radioen (24. nov. 1950), og i 1952 blev den første gang udsendt på dansk i en udgivelse fra Fremads Folkebibliotek, trykt i 30.000 ex.
Producer Bo Christensen
Director of Photography Henning Kristiansen
Editor Finn Henriksen
Sound Michael Dela, John Nielsen, Bjarne Risbjerg, Carl Aage Hansen
Composer Per Nørgård
Production designer Sven Wichmann
Appearances Ghita Nørby, Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Hanne Stensgaard
Production country Denmark
Production companies Panorama Film International, Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Pathé-Nordisk
Technical info 35 mm, 1,66:1 Widescreen, Eastmancolor, Dolby
Danish theatrical release 28.08.1987
Cinemas Dagmar, Roskilde, Odense, Vejle, Århus, Aalborg, Palads, Næstved Bio, Holstebro, ABCinema
TV release 18.03.1990, TV 2
Find more Johs. H. Christensen: Besøgende hos elverdronningen. Levende Billeder 6/1987.
Palle Schantz Lauridsen: Kunst og klipfisk. Kosmorama 181/1987.
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Panorama Film International, Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Pathé-Nordisk

Direction

Direction Gabriel Axel
Assistant director Tom Hedegaard
Continuity Annemarie Aaes
Extras coordinator Sanni Sylvester Petersen
Dance director Niels Bjørn Larsen

Script

Script Gabriel Axel

Production

Executive producer Just Betzer
Producer Bo Christensen
Production manager Lene Nielsen
Unit manager Karen Bentzon
Unit manager Thomas Lydholm
Production assistant Sonja Vesterholt

Cinematography

Cinematography Henning Kristiansen
First assistant camera Birger Bohm
Camera assistant Rasmus Arrildt
Cinematographer: 2. unit Peter Klitgaard
First assistant camera: 2. unit Jesper Find
Key grip Gunner Nielsen

Stills

Still photographer Peter Gabriel

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Michael Sørensen
Electrical dept. Michael Wils
Electrical dept. Jacob Marlow

Editing

Editing Finn Henriksen
Assistant editor Liselotte Havmøller
Assistant editor Mette Schramm

Music

Music Per Nørgård
Piano Finn Graunbøl

Production design

Set dresser Ena Eisel
Set dresser Torben Bækmark Pedersen
Assistant set dresser Gary Møller
Assistant set dresser Arvid Berg
Assistant set dresser Rikke Raben
Carpenter Kristian Bro
Production design Sven Wichmann

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Annelise Hauberg
Wardrobe Pia Myrdal
Wardrobe Karl Lagerfeld
Costume assistant Merete Engbæk
Costume assistant Else Prangsgaard

Makeup

Makeup Lydia Pujols
Makeup Bente Møller
Makeup Elisabeth Bukkehave
Makeup Birthe Lyngsøe
Makeup Sanne Dandanell
Makeup Grete Holleufer
Makeup Aase Tarp

Sound

Sound Michael Dela
Sound John Nielsen
Sound Bjarne Risbjerg
Sound Carl Aage Hansen
Sound mixer Hans Erik Ahrn
Foley artist Jacky Dufour

Special effects

Special effects Henning Bahs

Other credits

Expert: gastronomy Jan Petersen

Appearance

Fortællerstemme Ghita Nørby
Babette Hersant Stéphane Audran
Filippa Bodil Kjer
Filippa som ung Hanne Stensgaard
Martine Birgitte Federspiel
Martine som ung Vibeke Hastrup
Achille Papin Jean-Philippe Lafont
General Lorens Löwenhielm Jarl Kulle
Lorens Löwenhielm som ung Gudmar Wivesson
Svensk hofdame Bibi Andersson
Gamle Nielsen Bendt Rothe
Enken Lisbeth Movin
Kaptajnen Preben Lerdorff Rye
Poul Cay Kristiansen
Kusken Axel Strøbye
Erik, dreng Erik Petersen
Christopher Ebbe Rode
Generalens tante Ebba With
Søstrenes far Pouel Kern
Solveig Else Petersen
Købmanden Finn Nielsen
Karlsen Holger Perfort
Anna Asta Esper Andersen
Martha, ung pige Therese Højgaard Christensen
Fisker Lars Lohmann
Generalens hustru Tine Miehe-Renard
Svensk løjtnant Thomas Antoni
Fattig mand Gert Bastian
Fisker i robåd Viggo Bentzon
Filippas sangstemme Tina Kiberg

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Shown in Un certain Regard 1987 Cannes, Festival de 1987
Ecumenical Prize 1987 Cannes, Festival de 1987

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012-09-21
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2009-08-05
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2008-10-29
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2006-11-11
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2006-10-01
Berlinale 2006-02-09
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1998-11-05
Berlinale 1988-02-12
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 1988-01-28
London Film Festival 1987-11-12
Toronto International Film Festival 1987-09-10
Cannes, Festival de 1987-05-07
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