The Fencer

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Showings

Uptown Theatre Sun, Apr 10, 2016 3:30 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Sun, Apr 17, 2016 1:40 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Sun, Apr 24, 2016 5:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$7.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Original Title:Miekkailija
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- Midnight Sun
- Best of Fest
Tags:Romance
Drama
Thriller
Oscar Submission
Sports
Voice Category:Show me the Love
Release Year:2015
Runtime:99 min
Festivals & Awards:Nominated
Best Foreign Language Motion Picture - Golden Globes
Country/Region:Finland
Estonia
Germany
Language:Estonian
Russian
(with English subtitles)
Website:OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Print Source:The Little Film Company
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqa7KMKSocE
Cast/Crew
Director:Klaus Härö
Producer:Kai Nordberg
Kaarle Aho
Cinematographer:Tuomo Hutri
Screenwriter:Anna Heinämaa
Editor:Tambert Tasuja
Ueli Christen
Composer:Gert Wilden Jr
Principal Cast:Mart Avandi
Ursula Ratasepp
Hendrik Toompere
Filmography:Letters to Father Jacob ('09)
The New Man ('07)
Mother of Mine ('05)

Description

This thrilling love story is inspired by a true Cold War episode, about an Estonian fencing champ on the run from the Soviet secret police. Working under a pseudonym as a phys ed teacher in a tiny Estonian village, legendary fencer Endel Nelis starts teaching his pupils the art and sport of fencing. When the kids push for their team to participate in the national competition in Leningrad, Endel must choose between his safety and his true vocation.


Press

"The inspirational-teacher movie gets an effective, sober-minded iteration in 'The Fencer,' a fictional account drawn from the life of the legendary Estonian fencing master Endel Nelis." - Variety