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Karen Blixen's Babettes gæstebud

Author: Gabriel AxelJust BetzerClaes Kastholm HansenBo ChristensenStéphane AudranAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2013]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 665.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : Danish : Two-DVD special edView all editions and formats
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At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette's Feast is a layered tale of a French housekeeper with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth-century Denmark.
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Foreign language films
Drama
Named Person: Isak Dinesen; Isak Dinesen
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Axel; Just Betzer; Claes Kastholm Hansen; Bo Christensen; Stéphane Audran; Bodil Kjer; Birgitte Federspiel; Jarl Kulle; Jean-Philippe Lafont; Bibi Andersson; Ghita Nørby; Henning Kristiansen; Sven Wichmann; Per Nørgård; Finn Henriksen; Annelise Hauberg; Karen Blixen; Isak Dinesen; Michael Almereyda; Lori Singer; Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson; Mark Le Fanu; Panorama Film International.; Nordisk Film (Firm),; Danske filminstitut.; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 9781604657418 1604657413
OCLC Number: 844389081
Language Note: Danish, French and Swedish dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Adapted from a story by Isak Dinesen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Special features: Disc 1: Trailer. Disc 2: Gabriel Axel (new interview with the director); Stéphane Audran (new interview with the actor); Table scraps (visual essay by Michael Almereyda of book to film, narrated by Lori Singer); Karen Blixen - storyteller (a 1995 documentary about the author); An artist of the everyday (interview with sociologist Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson). Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Mark Le Fanu and Dinesen's 1950 story.
Credits: Director of photography, Henning Kristiansen ; production designer, Sven Wichmann ; composer, Per Nørgård ; editor, Finn Henriksen ; costume design, Annelise Hauberg.
Cast: Stephane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle, Jean Philippe Lafont, Bibi Andersson ; narrator, Ghita Nørby.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G; for mild frightening scenes, violence, usage of alcohol and smoking.
Description: 2 videodiscs (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (64 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) aspect ratio, Dolby digital 2.0 Surround.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 665.
Other Titles: Babettes gæstebud (Motion picture)
Babettes gæstebud
Babette's feast
Responsibility: Just Betzer præsenterer ; en film af Gabriel Axel ; drejebog efter Gabriel Axel ; produceret af A-S Panorama Film International, København ; i samarbejde Nordisk Film og Det Danske Filminstitut ved konsulent Claes Kastholm Hansen ; producenter, Just Betzer of Bo Christensen.

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At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette's Feast is a layered tale of a French housekeeper with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth-century Denmark.

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