Daens (1993)






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This Academy Award-nominated Belgian drama follows a late 19th-century priest's courageous battle to end the exploitation of child workers in Aalst, Belgium. Father Daens' crusade begins shortly after he is transferred to the impoverished Belgian region. Aghast at the working conditions he sees in area mills, Daens publishes an inflammatory letter in his brother's newspaper. Among his many accusations and condemnations are those that not only children such as the little girl Nini are being … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Stijn Coninx, Jean Francois Chevallier
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On DVD: Apr 30, 1996
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as Adolf Daens

as Nette Scholliers

as Charles Woeste

as Jan De Meeter

as Schmitt

as Eugene Borremans

as Pieter Daens

as Ponnet

as Bishop Stillemans

as Father Abbot

as Committee Member

as Louise Daens

as Man with Handcart

as Monsignor Goossens

as Nuncio

as Mayor Vanwambeke

as King Leopold II

as Louis Scholliers

as Baron De Bethune

as Mother Scholliers

as Vandermmersch

as Vanlangenhove

as Old Man
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Full Review… | August 23, 2010
Time Out
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Blegium's Oscar nominee is a worthy historical drama about the involvement of priests in the labor movement.

Full Review… | July 1, 2011

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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