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In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few columns for the Catholic paper, and soon workers are listening and the powerful are in an uproar. He's expelled from the Catholic party, so he starts the Christian Democrats and is elected to Parliament. After Rome disciplines him, he must choose between two callings, as priest and as champion of workers. In subplots, a courageous young woman falls in love with a socialist and survives a shop foreman's rape; children die; prelates play billiards.... Show more

Daens - fantastic movie. Most movies, even the greatest ones, evaporate like mist once you've returned to the real world; they leave memories behind, but their reality fades free quickly. Not this one. This film, which I even refuse to compare with the other ones is the masterpiece created by my favorite director. Daens filled me with difficult to explain energy got me so immersed in it. I really like film music, this movie's pure strip. Stijn Coninx proved that the whole film can hold the viewer's attention. Now, watch and enjoy :).... Show more

Directors: Stijn Coninx
Release: 1993-02-25
Duration: 138 min
IMDb Rating: 7.5