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De Leeuw Van Vlaanderen

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Set at the beginning of the 14th century, this story about the revolution against French rule by a group of Flemish cities, based on a novel by Hendrik Conscience, was meant to portray the panorama of an epic moment in Flemish history. Philip the Fair (1268-1314), king of France and Navarre, was ultimately defeated in the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302, and along the way to that defeat, subplots and interwoven events in this film tend to paint the protagonists in black or white, such as the wife of...more

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