Daens (film)

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Daens is a 1992 Belgian period drama film directed by Stijn Coninx, after a novel by Louis Paul Boon.wikipedia
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Stijn Coninx

Baron Stijn Coninx
Daens is a 1992 Belgian period drama film directed by Stijn Coninx, after a novel by Louis Paul Boon.
Baron Coninx is best known for his film Daens, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1992.

Jan Decleir

This 1992 drama starring Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck and Michael Pas, tells the true story of Adolf Daens, a Catholic priest in Aalst who strives to improve the miserable working conditions in the local factories.
He starred in Academy Award winning movies including Karakter by Mike van Diem and Antonia and the Oscar-nominated social drama Daens.

Adolf Daens

This 1992 drama starring Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck and Michael Pas, tells the true story of Adolf Daens, a Catholic priest in Aalst who strives to improve the miserable working conditions in the local factories. Priest Adolf Daens returns to his hometown, the Belgian municipality Aalst, after a dispute with bishop Antoon Stillemans.
This book served as basis for a theatre adaptation for Nederlands Toneel Ghent by Frans Redant and Walter Moeremans (1979) and Stijn Coninx's film Daens in 1992 (with Jan Decleir as Adolf Daens).

Matthias Schoenaerts

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He made his film debut at the age of 13 in Daens (1992), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

List of Belgian submissions for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film

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Boigelot's Peace in the Fields was accepted as a nominee at the 43rd Academy Awards, Stijn Coninx's Daens was a nominee in 1993, Deruddere's Everybody's Famous! was a nominee at the 73rd Academy Awards, Roskam's Bullhead for the 84th and Van Groeningen's The Broken Circle Breakdown for the 86th.

Dirk Brossé

Dirk Brosse
Among his 20 distinctive film scores for award-winning films are "Daens" (Academy Award nomination 1993), "When the Light Comes", "A Peasant's Psalm", "Marie" (Nominated Overall Winner in the French Film Section at the Venice Film Festival in 1994) and the classic silent film "Visages d'Enfants".

Historical period drama

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Daens is a 1992 Belgian period drama film directed by Stijn Coninx, after a novel by Louis Paul Boon.

Louis Paul Boon

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Daens is a 1992 Belgian period drama film directed by Stijn Coninx, after a novel by Louis Paul Boon.

Drama

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This 1992 drama starring Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck and Michael Pas, tells the true story of Adolf Daens, a Catholic priest in Aalst who strives to improve the miserable working conditions in the local factories.

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This 1992 drama starring Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck and Michael Pas, tells the true story of Adolf Daens, a Catholic priest in Aalst who strives to improve the miserable working conditions in the local factories.

Priest

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This 1992 drama starring Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck and Michael Pas, tells the true story of Adolf Daens, a Catholic priest in Aalst who strives to improve the miserable working conditions in the local factories.

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This 1992 drama starring Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck and Michael Pas, tells the true story of Adolf Daens, a Catholic priest in Aalst who strives to improve the miserable working conditions in the local factories. Priest Adolf Daens returns to his hometown, the Belgian municipality Aalst, after a dispute with bishop Antoon Stillemans.

Industrial Revolution

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This 1992 drama starring Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck and Michael Pas, tells the true story of Adolf Daens, a Catholic priest in Aalst who strives to improve the miserable working conditions in the local factories.

Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1992.

Screenplay

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In 2008 the film's screenplay was adapted into a stage musical.

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In 2008 the film's screenplay was adapted into a stage musical.

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Priest Adolf Daens returns to his hometown, the Belgian municipality Aalst, after a dispute with bishop Antoon Stillemans.

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Priest Adolf Daens returns to his hometown, the Belgian municipality Aalst, after a dispute with bishop Antoon Stillemans.

Bishop

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Priest Adolf Daens returns to his hometown, the Belgian municipality Aalst, after a dispute with bishop Antoon Stillemans.

Antoon Stillemans

Priest Adolf Daens returns to his hometown, the Belgian municipality Aalst, after a dispute with bishop Antoon Stillemans.

Textile

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Daens is upset when he hears about the bad work conditions in the textile industry.

Loom

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Children need to work day and night, fall asleep and are flattened under the mechanical looms.