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Miekkailija (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,714Details
International Box Office $529,864Details
Worldwide Box Office $547,578
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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.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,101-13,200) 13,191 $17,714
All Time International Box Office (Rank 6,501-6,600) 6,569 $529,864
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,301-11,400) 11,317 $547,578
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,760 $17,714

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 21st, 2017 (Limited) by CFI, released as The Fencer
International Releases: July 15th, 2016 (Wide) (Spain)
September 30th, 2016 (Limited), released as The Fencer (United Kingdom)
November 24th, 2016 (Limited), released as The Fencer (Australia)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Russia, Secret Police, Fugitive / On the Run, Estonia, Fencing, Inspirational Teacher, Inspirational Coach
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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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/07/21 57 $5,572   2 $2,786   $5,572 3
2017/08/11 63 $5,812   4 $1,453   $15,146 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/07/21 56 $9,335   2 $4,668   $9,335 7
2017/08/11 58 $8,380   4 $2,095   $17,714 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 11/24/2016 $48,856 12 23 158 $348,888 8/7/2017
Spain 7/15/2016 $50,241 33 43 149 $175,507 9/1/2016
United Kingdom 9/30/2016 $5,469 6 6 6 $5,469 10/6/2016
International Total$529,864 8/7/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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