Babette’s Feast

1987 was not so long ago, but technological development has unleashed such rapid change that the Danish film, Babette's Feast, seems to depict an era so far removed from the contemporary world as to be as likely as a fairy tale. Nonetheless, this film with its G rating for General Audiences, while devoid of graphic depictions of sex and violence, challenges viewers to question assumptions about the way they live. As a result, while certainly mild in terms of its content, this contemporary film may be more unsettling to viewers than many of the high-tech action films and torture porn issuing from Hollywood each month. Luddite Film of the Century, for sure:

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