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Vale – Gabriel Axel

Gabriel Axel - 1918-2014

Gabriel Axel – 1918-2014

Academy Award-winning director Gabriel Axel has passed away.

Gabriel Axel was a Danish writer, actor and director, best known for helming the 1987 film Babette’s Feast (and I don’t think I can recommend a film more highly – if you haven’t seen it, you really should!), and worked largely in Danish television, French cinema and on stage around Europe. Mr Axel recieved the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Copenhagen International Film Festival in 2003.

Mr Axel’s filmography includes The Girls Are Willing (1958), Oskar (1962), Amour (1970), Going for Broke (1977) and Prince Of Jutland (1994), but his best known work is most certainly Babette’s Feast, which also won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for 1987. Mr Axel recieved the Oscar for Best Director for the same film.

Gabriel Axel passed away on February 9th, aged 95.


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  1. Nick Powell February 13, 2014

    People have to stop dying…..
    My recent post The Trailer Park: “Under The Skin” (2014)

    • Rodney February 13, 2014

      And yet folks like Adam Sandler get to keep making movies.

      I agree mate, people like this need to stop dying. Mind you, the guy was 95 – how long did you want him to hang around? 😉

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