In 1952 an introvert fencing champion from Leningrad arrives to a small town of Haapsalu. In spite of the opposition from the principal he starts to teach fencing for children in troubled times. The defeated headmaster starts to investigate why did the young teacher really arrive.
In 1952 a young fencing champion Endel arrives in a small town Haapsalu to work as a physical training teacher. For an introvert man it is hard to get contact with the children who have been through a lot.
In spite of the opposition of the principal of the school, Endel manages to get a permit to teach fencing for children. Slowly it becomes a therapy for the children as well as the teacher himself – a way to deal with everyday grim.
The defeated principal is holding a grudge and starts to investigate, why did the champion of the Soviet Union really come to a small town.
“The Fencer” is partly based on true life events of an Estonian sportsman and coach Endel Nelis (1925-1993)
Feature / 90 min. / 1:2,35 / DCP / 5.1
Domestic release date March, 2015