A French housekeeper with a mysterious past brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late 19th century Denmark.

  1. Gabriel Axel

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Karen Blixen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Stéphane Audran

    Stéphane Audran

    Babette Hersant

  2. Bodil Kjer

    Bodil Kjer


  3. Birgitte Federspiel

    Birgitte Federspiel


  4. Jarl Kulle

    Jarl Kulle

    Gen. Lorens Löwenhielm

  5. Jean-Philippe Lafont

    Jean-Philippe Lafont

    Achille Papin

Full Cast & Crew

Babette's Feast
Babette's Feast



Original Title Babettes gæstebud

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 4, 1988


    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language Danish

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget -

Revenue $4,398,938.00



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