Thursday, May 30, 2013

Babette’s Feast 1987

Product Details     Based upon a story written by Isak Dinesen for the Saturday Evening Post.  This film takes place in 1871 Denmark, Fillippa and Martine are two adult sisters living in an isolated fishing village with their father.  He is the honored pastor of a small Protestant church.  The sisters are very attractive and some suitors some to the church just for a chance to see them.  They both were able marry and move away but they chose to stay with their father.  Many years go by and a French woman arrives on their doorstep, she begs them to take her into their home.  She was sent to them after her husband and son were killed in France, she was almost killed too.  Achille Papin sent Babbette to the village, he had been a suitor to one of the sisters.
     This is very good, the devotion of the sister’s is heart warming and also their attention to the church after their father passes.  They are very happy for Babbette to live and work with them even though they are too poor to pay her a wage.  4* (I really liked this movie)

102 min, Drama directed by Gabriel Axel with Stephane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Brigitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle, Jean-Phillippe Lafont, Bibi Andersson, Ghita Norby.

Note:  Imdb 7.7 out of 10, 95% critic 90% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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