In 19th century Denmark, two adult sisters live in an isolated village with their father, who is the honored pastor of a small Protestant church that is almost a sect unto itself. Although they each are presented with a real opportunity to leave the village, the sisters choose to stay with their father, to serve to him and their church. After some years, a French woman refugee, Babette, arrives at their door, begs them to take her in, and commits herself to work for them as maid/housekeeper/cook. Sometime after their father dies, the sisters decide to hold a dinner to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Babette experiences unexpected good fortune and implores the sisters to allow her to take charge of the preparation of the meal. Although they are secretly concerned about what Babette, a Catholic and a foreigner, might do, the sisters allow her to go ahead. Babette then prepares...
Jarl Kulle....Gen. Lorens L÷wenhielm
Jean-Philippe Lafont....Achille Papin (as Jean Philippe Lafont)
Bibi Andersson....Svensk hofdame
Asta Esper Hagen Andersen....Anna (as Asta Esper Andersen)
Thomas Antoni....Svensk Lieutenant
Gert Bastian....Poor Man
Viggo Bentzon....Fisherman in Rowboat
Vibeke Hastrup....Young Martine
Therese Hojgaard Christensen....Martha
Pouel Kern....The Minister
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