Priest 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.

Genre: Drama, History

Actor: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje De Boeck, Michael Pas, Karel Baetens, Julien Schoenaerts, Wim Meuwissen, Brit Alen, Johan Leysen, Linda van Dyck, Idwig Stephane

Director: Stijn Coninx

Country: Belgium

Rated: 7.1/10 with 29 votes.

Duration: 138 min.

Quality: HD

Release: Sep 01, 1992

Production: Favorite Films

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