NR  |  1 hour 39 minutes • Archived

Angelika Film Center New York, NY Print
Movie poster image for THE FENCER


A young man, Endel Nelis, flees from the secret police Leningrad and arrives in Estonia in the early 1950s, and finds work as a teacher. After founding a sports club for his students, Endel starts teaching them his great passion – fencing, which causes a conflict with the school’s principal. Envious, the principal starts investigating Endel’s background… When the children want to participate in a national fencing tournament in Leningrad, Endel must make a choice: risk everything to take the children to Leningrad or put his safety first and disappoint them.

Directed By

Klaus Härö

Written By

Anna Heinämaa


Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Liisa Koppel, Lembit Ulfsak


Estonian, Russian and Armenian with English subtitles

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