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El maestro de esgrima (1992)

A fencing master in pre-revolution Spain is hired to teach fencing to a beautiful young woman. Although he has never taught a woman before, he is fascinated by her and agrees. She wishes to... See full summary »

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Pedro Olea
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Omero Antonutti ... Astarloa
Assumpta Serna ... Adela
Joaquim de Almeida ... Ayala
José Luis López Vázquez ... Campillo
Miguel Rellán ... Cárceles
Alberto Closas ... Salanova
Elisa Matilla ... Lucía
Ramón Goyanes Ramón Goyanes ... Isidro
Juan Jesús Valverde Juan Jesús Valverde ... Carreño
Francisco Vidal ... Romero
Tomás Repila Tomás Repila ... Gustavo
Marcos Tizón Marcos Tizón ... Alejandro
Miguel Ángel Salomón Miguel Ángel Salomón ... Heraldico
Sonsoles Benedicto Sonsoles Benedicto ... Rosa
Pablo Viña Pablo Viña ... Criado de Ayala
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A fencing master in pre-revolution Spain is hired to teach fencing to a beautiful young woman. Although he has never taught a woman before, he is fascinated by her and agrees. She wishes to learn a particular thrust which he is famous for. When a local nobleman becomes involved with her the intrigue begins. Written by Daniel Bruce <danielb@genasys.com.au>

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fencing Master See more »

Filming Locations:

Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Ramón Langa provided the voice of Joaquim de Almeida in the Spanish version. See more »

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Addio del passato
Performed by Henrieta Lednarova
Conducted by José Nieto
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Naked blades, hidden passions
11 November 2000 | by Artemis-9See all my reviews

This is a very good movie, in terms of tasteful portrayal of personal violence, against a background of popular fury and political infighting - Prim's revolutionary, the Bourbon's nobles around Queen Isabel II of Spain, the Free-Masons... A woman fencer who wishes to learn the secret deadly thrust from the master who is writing a treaty on the fencing art is something out of ordinary, as is the beauty of the actress who plays the character, Assumpta Serna. She gives us a great performance, amidst two different men - one in his 50s, the other in his 30s - so most spectators will identify with her partners or, should we say, victims. The film's climax is a three minute long mixed sword duel - after which you'll feel bad, as the winner does. Even so, you will never forget this movie, that will stand in your memory as one of the best of screen history.


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