THE FENCER

NR  |  1 hour 39 minutes • Now Playing

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Angelika Film Center New York, NY

About

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

Cast

Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Liisa Koppel, Lembit Ulfsak

Language

Estonian, Russian and Armenian with English subtitles

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