Plot: What's the story about?
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…Endel learns to love the children and looks after them; most are orphans as a result of the Russian occupation. Fencing becomes a form of self-expression for the children and Endel becomes a role model. The children want to participate in a national fencing tournament in Leningrad, and Endel must make a choice: risk everything to take the children to Leningrad or put his safety first and disappoint them.
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Production: What we know about The Fencer?
- June 2017: The film was in Completed status.
The Fencer Release Date: When was the film released?
The Fencer was released in 2017 on Friday, July 21, 2017 (Limited release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Dunkirk and Girls Trip.