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Great Works: Babette's Feast
The 1987 film Babette's Feast tells the simple story of a nineteenth-century Parisian woman who becomes a political refugee, thrust far afield from her native land, to live among strange people in a strange land with a strange religion. With all her otherness, what she offers them, and what they offer her, collide and then converge in a way too good to be just magical, too true to be anything but human. A beautiful story beautifully executed. A modern great work in the medium of film–Babette's Feast, on today's Thinking Aloud.—Original airdate: 4/6/2009

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