Priest Daens (1992)

12 1992-10-01 (US) DramaHistory 2h 18m
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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.

  1. Stijn Coninx

    Director, Writer

  2. Louis Paul Boon


  3. François Chevallier


  4. Addy Weijers


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jan Decleir

    Jan Decleir

    Adolf Daens

  2. Gérard Desarthe

    Gérard Desarthe

    Charles Woeste

  3. Antje De Boeck

    Antje De Boeck

    Nette Scholliers

  4. Michaël Pas

    Michaël Pas

    Jan De Meeter

  5. Karel Baetens


  6. Julien Schoenaerts

    Julien Schoenaerts

    Bisschop Stillemans

  7. Wim Meuwissen

    Pieter Daens

  8. Brit Alen

    Louise Daens

  9. Johan Leysen

    Johan Leysen


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Priest Daens
Priest Daens

Original Title Daens

Status Released

Original Language Dutch; Flemish

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