"Daens", a film from Belgium directed by Stijn Coninx.
1-World Festival of Foreign Films
HOME      CHOOSE-A-COUNTRY      SEARCH      POST-A-REVIEW      CONTACT 1-WORLD


Daens
Belgium - 1992
Directed by Stijn Coninx


Compelling story about a catholic priest who takes a political stand for the workers during the Industrial Revolution.  Set in Flanders, Father Daens' (Jan Decleir) life is changed by an event that occurs as he is walking through the town early one morning.  He observes a little girl who has frozen to death on the street overnight.  Deeply affected, he is moved to take action on behalf of the illiterate workers.  He must struggle against the wealthy capitalists as well as the official stance that his church has taken in support of them.  Father Daens becomes a champion of the workers, eventually elected to a seat in Parliament.

The film is beautifully crafted with great attention given to period details.  Nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (1993), Father Daens won the Joseph Plateau Award for Best Belgian Film, Best Belgian Actor (Jan Decleir), Best Belgian Actress (Antje de Boeck) and Best Belgian Director (Stijn Coninx) (1993).  The Venice Film Festival awarded a Special Mention (OCIC Award) to Father Daens (1992).

Runtime:  134 minutes.


Guest Comments

From:  "Pilgrim"

"Clearly one of the best films of recent decades, and a stellar portrait of Father Daen's difficult inner and outer struggle to bring humane justice to his people, with their enduring belief in him, and despite the overt and covert resistance of the oligarchy, the government and, most sadly, of the Catholic Church. A must-see! Well acted, directed and filmed."

 

1commentbutton.gif (2143 bytes)


1-Back Button.gif (599 bytes)Back to Belgium

Visit...

1-World Globes
Online Showroom
World Globes
of every size and description



Click Here to visit:
1-World
Adventures

Adventure Travel Specialists

1-World
Global Gifts
Gifts with a "global theme"




Enter to Win
a World Globe !!



Historical Map
Reproductions



Map Wall Murals


Gift Clocks



Gemstone Globes


More Geography Tools

Visit...

1-World Globes
Online Showroom
World Globes
of every size and description



Click Here to visit:
1-World
Adventures

Adventure Travel Specialists

1-World
Global Gifts
Gifts with a "global theme"




Enter to Win
a World Globe !!



Historical Map
Reproductions



Map Wall Murals


Gift Clocks



Gemstone Globes


More Geography Tools

Visit...

1-World Globes
Online Showroom
World Globes
of every size and description



Click Here to visit:
1-World
Adventures

Adventure Travel Specialists

1-World
Global Gifts
Gifts with a "global theme"




Enter to Win
a World Globe !!



Historical Map
Reproductions



Map Wall Murals


Gift Clocks



Gemstone Globes


More Geography Tools

Visit...

1-World Globes
Online Showroom
World Globes
of every size and description



Click Here to visit:
1-World
Adventures

Adventure Travel Specialists

1-World
Global Gifts
Gifts with a "global theme"




Enter to Win
a World Globe !!



Historical Map
Reproductions



Map Wall Murals


Gift Clocks



Gemstone Globes


More Geography Tools

Visit...

1-World Globes
Online Showroom
World Globes
of every size and description



Click Here to visit:
1-World
Adventures

Adventure Travel Specialists

1-World
Global Gifts
Gifts with a "global theme"




Enter to Win
a World Globe !!



Historical Map
Reproductions



Map Wall Murals


Gift Clocks



Gemstone Globes


More Geography Tools


Classroom
Maps & Globes




Bulletin Board Maps


Hand Painted Furniture
Accent Furniture
visit..

1-World Decor



Global Accent
Furniture



Old World Globe Bars

 

HOME      CHOOSE-A-COUNTRY        BIOGRAPHIES        DOCUMENTARIES      SEARCH      POST-A-REVIEW      CONTACT 1-WORLD      HOME
1-World Festival of Foreign Films

Copyrightę1998-2017, 1-World, LLC. All rights reserved.


Classroom
Maps & Globes




Bulletin Board Maps


Hand Painted Furniture
Accent Furniture
visit..

1-World Decor



Global Accent
Furniture



Old World Globe Bars

 

HOME      CHOOSE-A-COUNTRY        BIOGRAPHIES        DOCUMENTARIES      SEARCH      POST-A-REVIEW      CONTACT 1-WORLD      HOME
1-World Festival of Foreign Films

Copyrightę1998-2017, 1-World, LLC. All rights reserved.


Classroom
Maps & Globes




Bulletin Board Maps


Hand Painted Furniture
Accent Furniture
visit..

1-World Decor



Global Accent
Furniture



Old World Globe Bars

 

HOME      CHOOSE-A-COUNTRY        BIOGRAPHIES        DOCUMENTARIES      SEARCH      POST-A-REVIEW      CONTACT 1-WORLD      HOME
1-World Festival of Foreign Films

Copyrightę1998-2017, 1-World, LLC. All rights reserved.


Classroom
Maps & Globes




Bulletin Board Maps


Hand Painted Furniture
Accent Furniture
visit..

1-World Decor



Global Accent
Furniture



Old World Globe Bars

 

HOME      CHOOSE-A-COUNTRY        BIOGRAPHIES        DOCUMENTARIES      SEARCH      POST-A-REVIEW      CONTACT 1-WORLD      HOME
1-World Festival of Foreign Films

Copyrightę1998-2017, 1-World, LLC. All rights reserved.


Classroom
Maps & Globes




Bulletin Board Maps


Hand Painted Furniture
Accent Furniture
visit..

1-World Decor



Global Accent
Furniture



Old World Globe Bars

 

HOME      CHOOSE-A-COUNTRY        BIOGRAPHIES        DOCUMENTARIES      SEARCH      POST-A-REVIEW      CONTACT 1-WORLD      HOME
1-World Festival of Foreign Films

Copyrightę1998-2017, 1-World, LLC. All rights reserved.