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Fencer, The

Model:
PAL164
SKU:
333094
PLU: 9322225219946
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.
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.
Format - DVD
Genre - World Cinema
Rating - PG
Consumer Advice - Mild themes
Release Date - 24/03/17

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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 Stalin'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.

DirectorsKlaus Haro
ActorsLembit Ulfsak, Märt Avandi, Kirill Käro, Liisa Koppel, Kai Nordberg
Film GenreWorld Cinema
LabelMadman Entertainment
AudioEstonian (Dolby Digital 2.0)
SubtitlesEnglish
Running Time98
Region Coding4
TV StandardPAL
RatingPG
Consumer AdviceMild themes
Year of Release2015
Primary Format - Movies/TVDVD
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