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Fencer, The


aka: Miekkailija
Finland / Estonia 2015, 98 minutes
Dir. Klaus Haro
In Russian, Armenian with English subtitles
Rating: [M]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama


“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

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.

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  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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