SKU 5839

THE CONSCRIPT (1974) * with switchable English and French subtitles *

Roland Verhavert Writers: Nic Bal (dialogue), Nic Bal (screenplay) | 2 more credits ยป Stars: Jan Decleir, Ansje Beentjes, Gaston Vandermeulen

1833: The newly-formed kingdom of Belgium fears a Dutch invasion to crush their independence. In a bid to prevent this, an army is created with recruits drawn by lot in each locality. Jan Braems, a poor, naive farm Knecht. agrees to sell his exemption from military service to a rich family for a hefty sum, so their son can escape the dangers of a possible armed conflict. But life in the army is even harsher than that on the farm; especially for an illiterate, Flemish speaking boy, who can't understand the orders of his Wallonian superiors. It also doesn't help that Jan is not exactly disposed to the disciplined life of the military. It isn't long before he gets into all kinds of trouble, including gambling and getting VD. When his girlfriend from back home goes looking for him, her life becomes doomed as well.

 DVD-R is in French and Dutch with switchable English and French subtitles. Approx. 83 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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