• Daens (1992)


Release Date: February 23rd, 1992

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

In this biopic, Catholic priest Adolf Daens (Jan Decleir) arrives in the small Belgian village of Aaist in the 1890s and is appalled by widespread economic and sexual exploitation of the women and children working in the textile factories. After his newspaper editorials condemning the town's labor conditions anger both the factory bosses and his church superiors, Daens founds the Christian Democrats, a new alternative to Socialist agitation, to fight for worker's rights.

Cast: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck, Michael Pas, Johan Leysen, Idwig Stephane, Linda Van Dijck, Wim Meuwissen

Director: Stijn Coninx

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Films Dérives, Favourite Films

Keywords: Sacrifice, Dark, School, Underdog


Nominated Foreign Language Film