Oscar-Winning Movie ‘Babette’s Feast’ Remake to be Set in Minnesota
An Oscar-winning movie is going to be remade with the setting being Minnesota! The movie is 'Babette's Feast' which was made in 1988 and won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
The original film was set in 19th-century Denmark. The remake will keep the same premise as the original. Here is how Deadline describes the remake:
“The film will be set in a religious community in small-town Minnesota, where two older, unmarried sisters accept a refugee, who leads them to confront their regrets, over an extraordinary meal.”
In the original film, two sisters take "over their father’s small austere Lutheran congregation after his death. Their visitor, Babette, a political refugee from Paris, takes over for them as housekeeper and cook, and clearly has more culinary skills than the sisters," writes the Star Tribune.
The sisters decide to celebrate their father's 100th birthday. Babette has recently come across some extra money and offers to cook the whole meal for the celebration. According to the Star Tribune, "[Babette] heads to France to buy the ingredients, and when the sisters see what she has brought back — a live giant turtle and quails, and plenty of wine, among other goods — they worry that the meal will be sinful. The church members agree not to talk about what they are eating, in an effort to thwart any evil that may be part of it." Everyone enjoys the meal and is "transformed physically and spiritually."
I'm interested to see what they'll do with the remake of this movie! You can rent the original film on Amazon Prime.
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