The Fencer

The Fencer

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Catalogue no: PAL164

Media: DVD

Classification: PG

Category: World Film, March Releases

Genre: Drama

Barcode: 9322225219946

No of Discs: 1

Language: Estonian

Year: 2015

Release Date: 24-03-2017

Availability: In stock

$31.95
Shortlisted for a 2016 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, this elegantly crafted, superbly acted drama tells the story of a fencing i
Shortlisted for a 2016 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, this elegantly crafted, superbly acted drama tells the story of a fencing instructor in post-war, Soviet-occupied Estonia, and bears similar themes and emotional impact to the superb Monsieur Lazhar. Inspired by real-life events, The Fencer takes its cues from the life of legendary fencing master Endel Nelis, who founded a school for young swordsmen in the 1950s that still runs to this day. Endel hides from StalinA's secret police in a remote Estonian village because of his forced service in the German army during World War II. His attempts to keep a low profile as a physical education instructor at a local school come under threat when he uses his love of fencing to develop a rapport with his students and, consequently, raises the ire of the party-loyalist school principal.

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Audio Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
Region 4
Runtime 98
Subtitles English

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