The Fencer (2016)
AroView: An accomplished Estonian fencer returns to his homeland after fleeing from the Russian secret police during WWII. He quickly becomes a role model and father figure to the young fencing students he teaches, many of whom have been orphaned since the Russian occupation.
A sensitive and enlightening portrayal of the personal consequences of Estonia’s incorporation into the USSR.
“This well-acted, smoothly crafted drama tells a story of cross-generational bonding in the face of historical oppression, in touching if unsurprising fashion.” ~ Variety.