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The Conscript

Title
The Conscript (2022)
The Conscript
Year
2022
Catalog
Genre
IMDB
Rating
6 from 10 with total 3 votes
Premiere
1974-02-08
Runtime
82 minutes
Description
In 1833, when the fledgling Belgian kingdom still fears a Dutch invasion, recruits were selected annually from an age cohort by a draw of lots in each locality. In this grim, then contemporary drama by the \'father of Flemish literature\', Hendrik Conscience, Jan Braems, a poor and naive farmers-boy, accepts the not uncommon offer by a rich family to sell his lucky ticket (out) to their son for a hefty sum compared to the miserable labor wages at the time. Army life is even harsher then a farmhand\'s, especially for a Dutch-speaking an-alphabet who simply can\'t understand his francophone superiors, and Jan\'s nature is not complacent enough for military discipline even by todays standards, so he soon gets into all kinds of trouble, including gambling his capital away and a venereal disease. When his girlfriend back home goes looking for him, her life is doomed as well.
Cast

Jan Decleir character Jan Braems

Ansje Beentjes character Katrien

Gaston Vandermeulen character Grootvader

Gella Allaert character Katriens moeder

Bernard Verheyden character Karel

Idwig Stephane character Korporaal

Eddy Asselbergs character Boef

Leo Madder character Boef

Denise Zimmerman character Vrouw van kommandant

Rudi Van Vlaenderen character Dokter

Johan Vanderbracht character Kommandant

Werner Kopers character Maris

Marieke van Leeuwen character Hoertje