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Stijn Coninx, Stijn Coninx

Daens

138' - 1992 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: Dutch, Spanish, Latin, French
Director: Stijn Coninx, Stijn Coninx Composer: Dirk Brossé / Internationaal Filmfestival van Vlaanderen VZW With: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje De Boeck, Johan Leysen
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.

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Credits

Director

Stijn Coninx, Stijn Coninx

Composer

Dirk Brossé / Internationaal Filmfestival van Vlaanderen VZW

With

Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje De Boeck, Johan Leysen

Scenario

Fernand Auwera, François Chevallier

Director of Photography

Walther Vanden Ende

Editor

Ludo Troch

More information

Dialogue

Dutch, Spanish, Latin, French

Countries of production

Belgium, The Netherlands, France

Screenplay based on

'Pieter Daens' (Louis Paul Boon)

Year

1992

Filmography

Stijn Coninx
Hector (1987), Koko Flanel (1990), Daens (1992), When the Light Comes (1998), Sea of Silence (2003), Ten Duinen (short, 2003), Visions of Europe (2004), To Walk Again (2007), Sister Smile (2009), Marina (2013), Ay Ramon! (2015), Niet Schieten (2018), Sinterklaas en de wakkere nachten (2018), Sinterklaas en Koning Kabberdas (2021)
Stijn Coninx
Hector (1987), Koko Flanel (1990), Daens (1992), When the Light Comes (1998), Sea of Silence (2003), Ten Duinen (short, 2003), Visions of Europe (2004), To Walk Again (2007), Sister Smile (2009), Marina (2013), Ay Ramon! (2015), Niet Schieten (2018), Sinterklaas en de wakkere nachten (2018), Sinterklaas en Koning Kabberdas (2021)

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