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Meikkailija (2017)

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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.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 21st, 2017 (Limited) by CFI, released as The Fencer
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Making Movies Oy
Production Countries: Estonia,


Lembit Ulfsak    Jaan’s Grandfather
Ann-Lisett Rebane   
Piret Kalda   
Liisa Koppel    Marta
Kirill Karo   

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Anna Heinamaa
Director of Photography    Tuomo Hutri
Composer    Gert Wilden Jr
Production Designer    Jaagup Roomet
Costume Designer    Tiina Kaukanen
Editor    Tambet Tasuja
Editor    Ueli Christen
Producer    Kai Nordberg
Producer    Kaarle Aho
Co-Producer    Ivo Felt
Co-Producer    Jorg Bundschuh

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