The Fencer 2015

Movie Rating:

Plot

In the early 1950s, Endel left Leningrad to escape from the secret police and takes a job of the sports teacher at a primary school in Estonia. He is a world-class fencing master and decides to start an after school fencing club for the kids. The principal was not very fond of Endel and he started to investigate about Endel's past.

Thoughts

The film was selected as the Finnish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards and made up to nine films shortlist. This film brings some fresh approaches to the genre. The background scores used in climax sequences were very beautiful to hear. The ending scenes were predictable and somehow it succeeds in creating tension. Haro's directing style was kind of classical type. Overall, it's a beautiful movie and I really enjoyed it.

Verdict : Good

Director:

Klaus Härö

Stars:

Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere, Liisa Koppel & Joonas Koff

Genres:

Sport

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Run Time:

98 min