The Fencer (Miekkailija)

Genre:  Drama

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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This is touching a 1950s-set drama about love and a man who finds meaning in his life through the children who need him. Endel Nelis is a young man who leaves Leningrad to escape the secret police. Arriving in Haapsalu, Estonia, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students, teaching them his great passion - fencing.

But Endel is faced with a hard choice when the children want to participate in a national fencing tournament in Leningrad.

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  • 5 stars "It was a wonderful tale of survival after the Soviets took Estonia and threatened Siberia for even those who were inducted into the Nazi army but went awol. A great portrayal of the Estonian character and of a man's and his students' triumph over the Soviet corruption"
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