Set in Estonia, this is a story of personal courage and great sacrifice in the turbulent times of Stalin’s Great Purges.
The 1950s in Eastern Europe bore the mark of Stalin’s Great Purges which spared no one who felt differently than the leadership in Moscow. Fencer Endel Nelis secretly flees Leningrad to the Estonian Village of Haapsalu where he intends to take refuge in a local school, working as physical education teacher. Despite great disfavor on the part of the school’s director, the children’s desire is granted: Endel will teach them to fence. When an opportunity arises for the fencing team to compete in Lenigrad, Endel is faced with the decision of his life: betray the children’s trust and deny them from attending the competition, or voluntarily put himself at the mercy of the KGB? This motion picture, the first Finnish film in 58 years to be a Golden Globes finalist and shortlisted for the Academy Award “Best Foreign Language Film”, is loosely based on the true story of Estonian fencer, Endel Nelis.
|Kino Panorama (Boskovice)||Buy||Tue||19.4.||19:30|
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