The Fencer has a fantastic movie trailer. This is a sports drama movie. It is adapted from the life story of Endel Nelis, an accomplished Estonian fencer and coach.The movie was written by Anna Heinämaa and directed by Klaus Härö. Filming began in Estonia in late February 2014. The movie was selected as the Finnish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, it was not nominated, but making the December shortlist of nine movies. The Fencer was also nominated for the Golden Globe award in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The movie cast stars Ma?rt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Liisa Koppel, Lembit Ulfsak. It was released in the United States on July 21st, 2017 by CFI Releasing.


This is touching a 1950s-set drama about love and a young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia. Who finds meaning in his life through the children who need him. Endel Nelis is a youth man who leaves Leningrad to escape the covert police. Arriving in Haapsalu, Estonia, he searches work as a teacher and founds a sports club for students. He wants to teach them his great passion – fencing.


Envious, the principal begins inquiring Endel’s background. A model prepares to love the children and looks after them. But most are orphans as a result of the Russian occupation. Fencing becomes a form of self-expression for the child. He becomes a role model. When the children want to take part in a national fencing tournament in Leningrad, Endel is faced with a difficult choice. Because he takes the children to Leningrad or put his safety first and disappoint them.

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  1. Director: Klaus Härö
    2.  Writer: Heinämaa
    3.  Actors: Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Liisa Koppel, Lembit Ulfsak
  2. Genre: Foreign, Drama
  3. Run Time: 1 hour 39 minutes
  4. Release Date: July 21st, 2017