Daens (1992)

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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 ... See full summary »


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17 April 2004 | kimvdbrempt
Real life in 1900
This movie shows how life was in the late 19th century. I come from Aalst and Daens was and still is a highly respected priest who cared for the poor and who wasn't afraid of those rich mother******* and the corrupt, pathetic (it still is) church.

Together with his brother he faced and defeated the rich. He helped the poor people and got them the right to vote. In his quest he the pope and all who were against him eventually took away his rights as a priest.

Daens continued to help the poor, and became the voice of the people in the parliament. He was a good man who stood up for the poor.

The movie itself gives a very good look how people worked their asses of for only a few CENTS.

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Release Date:

25 February 1993


Flemish, Dutch, French, Latin, Spanish

Country of Origin

Belgium, France, Netherlands

Filming Locations

Piotrkow, Poland

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