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

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

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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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