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The Fencer
The Fencer - Miekkailija (2015)

director: Klaus Härö

composer: Gert Wilden Jr.
With: Lembit Ulfsak, Kirill Käro, Märt Avandi, a.o.

duration: 93 minutes
Sport, Historical, Drama

Nordic Cinema

Screening dates
Sales start at 22 Sep 13:00
Film Fest Gent - The Fencer

A Cold War swordplay and heartening inspirational-teacher movie, 'The Fencer' is classic storytelling at its best with handsome muted-colour widescreen photography. "Though in the tradition of 'Dead Poets Society', the film offers higher stakes and, consequently, a bigger payoff." (The Chicago Reader) (R.D.)

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director: Klaus Härö
composer: Gert Wilden Jr.
producer: Kaarle Aho
screenplay: Anna Heinämaa
Editor: Ueli Christen, Tambet Tasuja
Cinematography: Tuomo Hutri

production company: Making Movies Oy

More info

dialogue: Estonian, Russian, Armenian
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Finland - Estonia - Germany
year: 2015


KLAUS HÄRÖ (1971): Johannes, 10-11 years old (1993, short), Hunting the Wind (1994, short), Marathon (1997, short), Ofödda poeters sällskap (1998, short), Nattflykt (1999, short), Sommartider (2000, short), Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002), Statisti (2003), Mother of Mine (2005), The New Man (2007), Letters to Father Jacob (2009), The Fencer (2015).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35


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