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by Klaus Härö


Fleeing from Stalin’s secret police, an ambitious young fencer finds himself teaching small town children in a godforsaken Estonian coastal village, only to realize that this is exactly what he wants to do in life.

international title: The Fencer
original title: Miekkailija
country: Finland, Estonia, Germany
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Klaus Härö
film run: 94
release date: FI 13/03/2015, EE 13/03/2015, DE 17/12/2015
screenplay: Anna Heinämaa
cast: Märt Avand, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere Jr.
cinematography by: Tuomo Hutri
film editing: Tambet Tasuja, Ueli Christen
art director: Jaagup Roomet
costumes designer: Tiina Kaukanen
music: Gert Wilden Jr.
producer: Kai Norberg, Kaarle Aho
co-producer: Jörg Bundschuh, Ivo Felt
production: Making Movies, Kick Film GmbH, Allfilm
backing: Finnish Film Foundation, Estonian Film Institute
distributor: Nordisk Film AB, Zorro Film


main awards/selection

Munich International Film Festival 2015
Arras Film Festival 2015

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