Stijn Coninx Feature film - 1992 - 134 min.

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Belgian textile town Aalst is in 1888 stunned when factory owner Borremans mercilessly sacks his workers. Priest Adolf Daens decides to help them out.

Feature film adaptation of Louis Paul Boon's novel is partly based upon historical facts. In 1888, a time of social-economical wrongs, the Belgian textile town of Aalst is stunned when factory owner Borremans mercilessly sacks his workers and is even supported by the Catholic Party. The committed priest Adolf Daens (leading role by Jan Decleir) is so concerned about the workers' misery that he publishes ardent articles on this injustice, thereby incurring the wrath of the authorities.


Director(s) Stijn Coninx
Script Stijn Coninx
Francois Chevalier
Producer(s) Dirk Impens
Production Company
Shooting Star Filmcompany
Films Dérive
Director of Photography
Walther Vanden Ende
Production Design
Henri Morelle
Jean-Paul Loublier
Sound on Set
Henri Morelle
Jean-Paul Loublier
Production Country
Belgium, France, Netherlands