|Jan Decleir||Priester Daens|
|Gérard Desarthe||Charles Woeste|
|Antje de Boeck||Nette Scholliers|
|Michael Pas||Jan De Meeter|
|Idwig Stephane||Eugene Borremans|
|Linda Van Dijck|
|Wim Meuwissen||Pieter Daens|
In this biopic, Catholic priest Adolf Daens arrives in the small Belgian village of Aaist in the 1890s and is appalled by widespread economic and sexual exploitation of the women and children working in the textile factories. After his newspaper editorials condemning the town's labor conditions anger both the factory bosses and his church superiors, Daens founds the Christian Democrats, a new alternative to Socialist agitation, to fight for worker's rights.