Daens: 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.
|Ratings:||IMDB: 7.7/10 Metascore: N/A RT: N/A|
|Released:||February 25, 1993|
|Genres:||Biography Drama History|
|Countries:||Belgium France Netherlands|
|Actors:||Alain Van Goethem Alex Wilequet Andre Simon Andrzej Gloskowski Anna Grazyna Suchocka Antje de Boeck Arthur Semay Barbara Polomska Bert Cosemans Brenda Bertin Brit Alen Daniel Dury Door van Boeckel Frank Vercruyssen Fred Van Kuyk Gaston Bertin Genowefa Korska Gerald Marti Gerard Desarthe Gert Portael Gilbert Charles Giovanni Di Benedetto Gunther Lesage Herbert Flack Idwig Stephane Jan Decleir Jan Steen Jappe Claes Jean Gerardy Jeanine Schevernels Johan Leysen Julien Schoenaerts Koen van Impe Leon Niemczyk Linda van Dyck Ludo Busschots Ludwik Benoit Luk D'Heu Manu Verreth Marc Legein Marc Peeters Marilou Mermans Mark Van Eeghem Max Croiset Max Schnur Michael Pas Micheline Hardy Myriam Bronzwaar Paul Wuyts Peter van Asbroeck Rik Hancke Roger Francel Stef Baeyens Tadeusz Falana Tadeusz Teodorczyk Vic Moeremans Wieslawa Grochowska Wim Meuwissen Yves Degen|
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