All of the major characters in the movie (like the Daens brothers, Mr Woeste, Bishop Stillemans, King Leopold and major Vanwambeke) have existed in real life, and feature in the book 'Pieter Daens' as well. Notable exceptions are Nette Scholiers (Antje de Boeck) and Jan De Meeter (Michael Pas), who were invented for the movie.
There is a version spanning a total of 196 minutes. Mostly shown as a four part mini-series.
Flemish, Dutch, French, Latin, Spanish