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35 Ratings


Directed by Stijn Coninx
Belgium, France, 1992
Drama, Biography, History


This Academy Award-nominated Belgian drama follows a late 19th-century priest’s courageous battle to end the exploitation of child workers in Aalst, Belgium.

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Daens Directed by Stijn Coninx

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1992 | Honorable Mention: OCIC Award

Academy Awards

1993 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

European Film Awards

1993 | Nominee: European Actor of the Year

Shanghai International Film Festival

1993 | Winner: Best Actor

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