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Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations.
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Endel Nelis
Ursula Ratasepp ...
Kadri
Hendrik Toompere Sr. ...
Principal (as Hendrik Toompere)
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Marta
Joonas Koff ...
Jaan
Egert Kadastu ...
Toomas
Ann-Lisett Rebane ...
Lea
Elbe Reiter ...
Tiiu
Jaak Prints ...
Principal's assistant
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Aleksei
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Jaan's grandfather
Leida Rammo ...
Boarding house's hostess
Raimo Pass ...
Officer
Erkki Tikkan ...
Officer
Maria Avdjushko ...
Clerk in Leningrad
Alina Karmazina ...
Armenian trainer
Sergei Tserkassov ...
Commentator in Leningrad
Aleksander Okunev ...
MGB officer
Piret Kalda ...
Jaan's mother
Kaie Mihkelson ...
Postal clerk
Mimosa Wagner ...
Girl in post office
Mona Wagner ...
Girl in post office
Tõnu Oja ...
Parent in the meeting
Anu Lamp ...
Parent in the meeting
Maria Klenskaja ...
Teacher
Andres Lepik ...
Teacher
Svetlana Doroshenko ...
Merchant
Maie Ramjalg ...
Merchant
Mikhail Pashchuk ...
Fencer from Moscow (as Mikhail Paschuck)
Alla Mirovidova ...
Trainer for Moscow fencers
Svetlana Tsirkova-Lozovaja ...
Head of jury
Jevgeni Karavajev ...
Head of jury
Boris Joffe ...
Head of jury
Ingmar Germ ...
Fencer
Romel Hendrik Rautam ...
Fencer
Laura Huul ...
Fencer
Hanna Pähn ...
Fencer
Darja Zabronok ...
Fencer
Krettel Maide ...
Fencer
Ingrika Tuulik ...
Fencer
Karlote Karm ...
Fencer
Svetlana Trynova ...
Fencer
Anneli Proosväli ...
Fencer
Kaspar Tõnisson ...
Fencer
Aleksander Luka ...
Fencer
Tauno Runtal ...
Fencer
Marvel Leesment ...
Fencer
Rihard-Reno Germ ...
Fencer
Merle Kappel ...
Parent in the meeting
Paul Laasik ...
Parent in the meeting
Tatyana Manevskaya ...
Parent in the meeting (as Tatjana Manevskaja)
Ahti Puudersell ...
Parent in the meeting
Carmen Mikiver ...
Parent in the meeting
Helle Kuningas ...
Parent in the meeting
Kaili Närep ...
Parent in the meeting
Aino Joa ...
Parent in the meeting
Jaak Känd ...
Parent in the meeting
Merike Püüding ...
Parent in the meeting
Sirje Päästel ...
Parent in the meeting
Aime Nikopensiu ...
Parent in the meeting
Liivi Prints ...
Parent in the meeting
Uudo Laane ...
Parent in the meeting
Saima Jakobson ...
Parent in the meeting
Annika Kodasm ...
Parent in the meeting
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kaarle Aho ...
Judge
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Judge

Directed by

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Klaus Härö

Written by

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Anna Heinämaa ... (written by)

Produced by

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Kaarle Aho ... producer
Kim Allen ... associate producer
Jörg Bundschuh ... co-producer
Irina Chirashnya ... associate producer
Ivo Felt ... co-producer
Paul Fenwick ... associate producer
Franz Hirner ... line producer
Jan Kuchta ... associate producer
Brandon Leidel ... associate producer
Thomas Liaudet ... associate producer
Taylor Re Lynn ... associate producer
Vladislav Madzhuga ... associate producer
Jennifer McDermott ... associate producer
Kai Nordberg ... producer
Roland Nyoth ... associate producer
Katrin Schmidt ... associate producer
Laura Schwartz ... associate producer
Jarmo Siimento ... associate producer
Johanna Trass ... line producer
Ville Varesvuo ... associate producer
Samuel Peralta ... associate producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Gert Wilden Jr.

Cinematography by

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Tuomo Hutri

Film Editing by

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Ueli Christen
Tambet Tasuja

Editorial Department

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Timo Michail ... post-production assistant
Alexandra Minzlaff ... post-production assistant
Jaak Ollino Jr. ... assistant editor
Jürgen Pertak ... colorist (as Jürgen Pertack)
Mikko Savinainen ... trailer editor
Michael Sänger ... post-production coordinator
Tanel Toom ... trailer editor
Tanel Toomsalu ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Piret Toomvap

Production Design by

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Jaagup Roomet

Costume Design by

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Tiina Kaukanen

Makeup Department

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Kristel Kärner ... makeup artist
Tiina Leesik ... makeup designer
Grete Lill ... makeup artist
Hella Marats ... makeup artist
Sirle Teeäär ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Moritz Bundschuh ... production manager
Camilla O'Connor ... unit production manager
Johanna Trass ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kadri Kask ... second assistant director
Karin Martinson ... third assistant director
Jouni Mutanen ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Vahur Alliksaar ... set design assistant
Külliki Falkenberg ... prop assistant
Enna Jurine ... set design assistant
Pauli Kangasniemi ... storyboard artist
Mikk Kivila ... set design assistant
Juho Kokamägi ... prop assistant
Jaan Kontkar ... set design assistant
Asko Linno ... stand by props
Juhan Malmstein ... prop assistant
Taivo Müürsepp ... set design assistant
Toomas Nurme ... set design assistant
Imre Paabo ... props
Toivo Sakk ... prop assistant
Tiit Tallermaa ... set design assistant
Tõnis Tallermaa ... prop assistant
Karin Tetsmann ... assistant art director / property master
Liisa Tetsmann ... set design assistant

Sound Department

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Jevgeni Berezovski ... boom operator
Ute Kröniger ... foley recordist
Otger Kunert ... foley artist
Kristian Miilen ... boom operator
Peter Riegel ... re-recording mixer / sound effects editor / sound
Maik Siegle ... dialogue mixer / re-recording mixer / sound effects editor / sound
Ranno Tislar ... adr supervisor / dialogue editor / sound recordist
Rein Urm ... boom operator
Seppo Vanhatalo ... adr recordist

Special Effects by

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Deniss Bardashov ... special effects technician
Ranno Kallas ... special effects technician
Amin Kassam ... special effects technician
Rauno Linnamäe ... special effects supervisor
Konsta Mannerheimo ... special effects coordinator
Sten Martin Pirnipu ... special effects technician
Raine Toikkanen ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Andreas Bittner ... visual effects
Jari Hakala ... visual effects
Tuomo Hintikka ... visual effects coordinator
Jakob Wiessner ... visual effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Roland Adamson ... assistant camera: "b" camera
Renee Altrov ... still photographer
Annika Haas ... still photographer
Janar Hakk ... lighting technician
Teemu Koivisto ... focus puller
Rein Kotov ... camera operator: "b" camera
Alvar Kõue ... best boy
Sten-Johan Lill ... lighting technician (as Sten Johan Lill)
Tuomo Manninen ... still photographer
Alan Pardane ... lighting technician
Maksim Podolski ... assistant grip
Mart Raun ... digital imaging technician
Tomas Riuka ... steadicam operator
Siim-Kaarel Saluri ... steadicam op
Mihkel Soe ... assistant camera: "b" camera
Silver Soe ... lighting technician
Kristjan Tenso ... lighting technician
Taivo Tenso ... gaffer
Ott Tiigirand ... lighting technician
Mattias Veermets ... second assistant camera
Tadas Visakavicius ... key grip

Casting Department

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Kaire Ever ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kristina Ago ... wardrobe assistant (as Kristiina Ago)
Liina Jaska ... wardrobe assistant
Heta Järvimaa ... sewer
Liisi Kovasild ... wardrobe assistant
Marita Kuusiniemi ... sewer
Pille Küngas ... assistant costume designer
Anna-Liisa Liiver ... wardrobe assistant
Kaja Lomp ... wardrobe assistant
Liis Plato ... wardrobe
Liilian Tammiksaar ... wardrobe assistant
Merja Thil ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Liina Jaska ... location scout
Kristofer Piir ... location manager

Music Department

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Falko Duczmal ... scoring engineer
Jonathan Feurich ... assistant engineer / pro tools operator

Other crew

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Merle Esken ... fencing instructor: child actors
Tim Heinpõld ... assistant to location manager
Liina Jaska ... chaperone
Maria Kallaste ... production assistant
Jimmy Karlsson ... dramaturg / script consultant
Kalle Kilkans ... runner
Kaido Kuur ... fencing instructor: Märt Avandi
Pilvi Kuusrainen ... campaign coordinator
Jekaterina Novosjolova ... interpreter
Anna Nuuros ... campaign coordinator
Birgit Podelsky ... production assistant
Janis Rizhovs ... interpreter
Mari Rohtla ... runner
Juhan Salm ... fencing instructor: child actors
Triin Tenso ... script supervisor
Triin Turu ... script supervisor
Madis Tüür ... pr & marketing

Thanks

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Melissa Aho ... special thanks
Chuck Alexander ... special thanks
Rebecca de Fargues ... special thanks
Zachary Dodson ... special thanks
David Lloyd Edwards ... special thanks
Agu Ets ... special thanks
Christina Forsgård ... special thanks
Alisha Hasan ... special thanks
Samu Heikkilä ... thanks
Akseli Heinämaa ... thanks
Reetta Isoviita ... special thanks
Kaisu Isto ... thanks
Tuomas Kantelinen ... special thanks
Toni Kurkimäki ... special thanks
Mati Kuuskmae ... special thanks
Kran Lin ... special thanks
Ricky Lindén ... special thanks
Merja Mansner ... special thanks
Valtteri Munkki ... special thanks
Mikko Mustalampi ... special thanks
Juha-Matti Nieminen ... special thanks
Carl N. Oerke Jr. ... special thanks
Samuel Peralta ... special thanks
Tero Rantanen ... special thanks
Mikol Ryon ... special thanks
Elias Salonen ... special thanks
Jukka L. Savolainen ... special thanks
Dave Silberman ... special thanks
Anna Sinkkonen ... thanks
Olli Soinio ... thanks
Essi Suomela ... special thanks
Sattva-Hanna Toiviainen ... thanks (as Hanna Toiviainen)
Heinz Treschnitzer ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Fleeing from the Russian secret police because of his controversial past, a young Estonian fencer named Endel is forced to return to his homeland, where he begins to train a group of young children in the art of fencing. The past however catches up with him and Endel has to choose between letting his students down or putting his life in danger. The movie is partially based on the real life story of an Estonian fencer Endel Nelis (1925-1993). Written by Mattias Aabmets

Plot Keywords
Taglines A new beginning. A mission. A shadow from the past. Destiny. Love. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Fäktaren (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Vehkleja (Estonia)
  • Endel - der Fechter (Germany)
  • Die Kinder des Fechters (Germany)
  • The Fencer (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR1,605,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $22,458, 20 Aug 2017

Did You Know?

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Trivia Finnish candidate for the best foreign language film in 2016 Academy Awards. See more »
Goofs Nelis was not arrested after the fencing tournament in Leningrad. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016). See more »

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