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The Fencer (2016)

Biography, Drama, History, Sport 1h 38m

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.

Director

Klaus Härö

Language

Estonian

Subtitles

English

Country

Finland