(out of 5)

Powerful account of an 19th century Belgian priest () who fought for social reform against the oppressive government of the day. Decleir is excellent as a man with a rare conscience who could no longer abide the destitute poverty of the factory workers living all around him, and decided to do something about against all odds (sometimes at the risk of his own life). Stijn Coninx directs this fascinating, fact-based drama.

Dérives Productions, Favourite Films, Shooting Star Filmcompany BV

Belgium/France/The Netherlands, 1992

Directed by

Screenplay by , Stijn Coninx, scenario consultant Addy Weijers, based on the novel Pieter Daens by

Cinematography by

Produced by , , , ,

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1992

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