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Het leven eener groote Abdij - La vie d'un grand Monastère - The life of a great Abbey An old movie from the Flemish filmmaker Carlo Queekers (1906-1969) about the Abbey of Tongerlo, made in 1930. …More
Het leven eener groote Abdij - La vie d'un grand Monastère - The life of a great Abbey

An old movie from the Flemish filmmaker Carlo Queekers (1906-1969) about the Abbey of Tongerlo, made in 1930. The story is set in the 12th century and recapitulates the most important events in the history of the abbey such as the insurrection against the Austrian regime, the expulsion of the community after the French Revolution and its return in 1840. Then the film focusses on the cotemporary time (the interbellum) with some scenes taken from the daily life in the abbey. The film ends with the big fire in 1929 and the reconstruction of the abbey.