Synopsis

This is touching a 1950s-set drama about love and a man who finds meaning in his life through the children who need him. Endel Nelis is a young man who leaves Leningrad to escape the secret police. Arriving in Haapsalu, Estonia, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students, teaching them his great passion - fencing. But Endel is faced with a hard choice when the children want to participate in a national fencing tournament in Leningrad.

Film Credits

Director:
Klaus Härö
Producer:
Jörg Bundschuh
Ivo Felt
Kaarle Aho
Kai Nordberg
Writer:
Anna Heinämaa
Starring:
Piret Kalda
Ursula Ratasepp
Märt Avandi
Hendrik Toompere
Hendrik Toompere Jr.
Liisa Koppel
Joonas Koff
Kirill Käro

More Information

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Rating:PG
Parental GuidanceGeneral viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.
Advisory:mild threat
Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany
Language: Russian, Estonian, Armenian
Released:21 July 2017
Duration: 99 min
Genres: Drama

The Fencer (Miekkailija)

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