Klaus Härö’s The Fencer is a touching drama about love and a man who finds meaning in his life through children who need him.
A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion – fencing, which causes a conflict with the school’s principal.
Envious, the principal starts investigating Endel’s background..
Direction Klaus Haro
Screenplay Anna Heinamaa
Cinematography Tuomo Hutri
Editing Tambert Tasuja e Ueli Christen
Art Direction Jaagup Roomet
Cast Mart Avandi e Ursula Ratasepp
Production Making Movies Oy
Distribution World sales - The Little Film Company
Language Estone, Russo
Monday 27 June at 22:55 at the Piazzale delle Armi (Aragonese Castle)