Daens


2h 14m 1992

Brief Synopsis

The true story of a headstrong 19th-century priest who struggled against social injustice and in doing so was denounced by the Catholic Church.

Film Details

Release Date
1992
Production Company
Eurimages; Kredietbank Luxembourg
Distribution Company
Independent Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 14m

Synopsis

The true story of a headstrong 19th-century priest who struggled against social injustice and in doing so was denounced by the Catholic Church.

Cast

Jan Decleir

Adolf Daens

Gerard Desarthe

Charles Woeste

Antje Deboeck

Nette Scholliers

Michael Pas

Jan De Meeter

Johan Leysen

Schmitt

Idwig Stephane

Eugene Borremans

Wim Meuwissen

Pieter Daens

Jappe Claes

Ponnet

Julien Schoenaerts

Bishop Stillemans

Karel Baetens

Jefke

Brit Alen

Louise Daens

Brenda Bertin

Marie

Alex Wilequet

Monsignor Goossens

Rik Hancke

Nuncio

Giovanni Dibenedetto

Cardinal

Fred Van Kuijk

Mayor Vanwambeke

Gerald Marti

King Leopold Ii

Frank Vercruyssen

Louis Scholliers

Koen Van Impe

Baron De Bethune

Paul Wuyts

Father Scholliers

Marilou Mermans

Mother Scholliers

Mark Peeters

Vandermeersch

Filip Van Luchene

Lambrecht

Herbert Flack

Vanlangenhove

Yves Degen

Druwe

Marc Legein

Cumont

Gaston Bertin

Leirens

Max Schnur

Old Man

Anna Grazyna Suchocka

Julia

Peter Van Asbroeck

Gust

Gert Portael

Zulma

Stijn Meuris

Pier

Iwona Hoffman

Clarice

Luc D'heu

Doctor Claus

Jean Gerardy

Missionary

Roger Francel

President Of The House Of Representatives

Daniel Dury

Committee President

Micheline Hardy

Madame Woeste

Els Deschepper

Josee

Mark Van Eeghem

Jules

Max Croiset

Father Abbot

Jef Vandemeulebroucke

Borremans Junior

Julia Banaszkiewicz

Nini

Gilbert Charles

Committee Member

Leon Niemczyk

Committee Member

Tadeusz Teodorczyk

Committee Member

Bruno Bukowski

Committee Member

Andrzej Gloskowski

Committee Member

Door Van Boeckel

Achiel Eeman

Stef Baeyens

Cavalry Officer

Slawomir Maciejewski

Commissioner

Andre Simon

Raymond

Mano Verretu

Coach Driver

Gunther Lesage

Journalist

Vic Moeremans

Abbot

Myriam Bronzwaar

Mother Nini

Matthias Schoenaerts

Wannes Scholliers

Jan Versteden

Theoke

Gunther Goossens

Tuur

Saartje Loos

Daens' Daughter

Helen Van Humbeeck

Daens' Daughter

Debby Appermans

Scholliers' Child

Ingrid Desmedt

Scholliers' Child

Marleen Desmedt

Scholliers' Child

Louise Frateur

Scholliers' Child

Olivier Janssens

Scholliers' Child

Jan Van Keerbergen

Scholliers' Child

Ludwik Benoit

Man With Handcart

Benowefa Korska

Lisette

Miroslaw Jekot

Dariusz Kowalski

Jacek Luczak

Tadeusz Falana

Jecek Sut

Barbara Polomska

Wieslawa Grochowska

Film Details

Release Date
1992
Production Company
Eurimages; Kredietbank Luxembourg
Distribution Company
Independent Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 14m

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

1992

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for a 1993 European Film Award (Felix) for European Actor of the Year (Jan Decleir).

Winner Eastman Cinematography Award, 1992 Chicago International Film Festival.

Released in United States September 1992

Released in United States October 1992

Released in United States September 1993

Released in United States October 1993

Released in United States December 1998

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Venetian Nights) September 1-12, 1992.

Shown at Valladolid International Film Festival (in competition) October 23-31, 1992.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 9-25, 1992.

Shown at International Flanders Film Festival in Ghent October 7-18, 1992.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Contemporary World Cinema) September 9-18, 1993.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 1-17, 1993.

Released in United States September 1992 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Venetian Nights) September 1-12, 1992.)

Released in United States October 1992 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 9-25, 1992.)

Released in United States October 1992 (Shown at Valladolid International Film Festival (in competition) October 23-31, 1992.)

Released in United States October 1992 (Shown at International Flanders Film Festival in Ghent October 7-18, 1992.)

Released in United States September 1993 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Contemporary World Cinema) September 9-18, 1993.)

Released in United States October 1993 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 1-17, 1993.)

Released in United States December 1998 (Shown in New York City (Quad Cinema) as part of program "Voices & Visions: New Films From Belgium" December 4-10, 1998.)