Fleeing from the secret police, an ambitious young fencer finds himself teaching small-town children in a godforsaken spa resort, only to realize that this is exactly what he wants to do in life. But then his past begins to catch up with him.
Based on the true story of Endel Nelis, an Estonian Fencer and coach.
“A story about sacrifice, belief, fear and survival – a touching portrait of Estonia under the rigid Russian rule in the ’50s, where the resisters faced a risk of possible jail time or a deportation to the cold of Siberia.”
Cast: Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Lembit Ulfsak, Liisa Koppel, Joonas Koff
Screenplay: Anna Heinämaa
Director of Photography: Tuomo Hutri F.S.C.
Film Editor: Tambet Tasuja, Ueli Christen
Composer: Gert Wilden jr.
Production Designer: Jaagup Roomet
Costume Design: Tiina Kaukanen
Sound: Peter Riegel, Maik Siegle
Producer: Kai Nordberg
Production Company: Making Movies Oy
Co-Producer: Jörg Bundschuh, Ivo Felt, Hubert von Spreti
Co-Production Company: Kick Film GmbH, Allfilm, BR/ARTE
World Sales: The Little Film Company
Distributor: Zorro Film GmbH
Director: Klaus Härö