The introductory screens set the background of the film: during the Second World War, Estonia was occupied by Nazi Germany, who drafted most of the men into the German army, and then occupied by the Soviet Union, who considered soldiers of the German army criminals. Following the war, the Soviets incorporated Estonia into the USSR.
A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia (then part of the Soviet Union) in the early 1950s, having left Leningrad to escape the secret police. He finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students, where he starts teaching them his great passion – fencing. Disapproving, the school's principal starts investigating Endel’s background. Meanwhile, Endel's friend (and coach) Alexi warns him not to return to Leningrad under any circumstances. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Genre:||Drama, History, Sports|
|Country:||Estonia, Finland, Germany|
|Produced By:||Jarmo Siimento, Jennifer Mcdermott, Kaarle Aho, Irina Chirashnya, Katrin Schmidt, Vladislav Madzhuga, Kai Nordberg, Roland Nyoth, Jan Kuchta, Thomas Liaudet, Kim Allen, Ivo Felt, Ville Varesvuo, Paul Fenwick, Brandon Leidel, Johanna Trass, Taylor Re Lynn, Samuel Peralta, Franz Hirner, JÖRg Bundschuh, Laura Schwartz|
|Directed By:||Klaus HÄRÖ|
|Written By:||Anna HeinÄMaa|
|Cast:||MÄRt Avandi, Kaili NÄRep, Kirill KÄRo, Lembit Ulfsak, Kaie Mihkelson, Jaak Prints, Piret Kalda, Tatjana Manevskaja, Maria Avdjushko, Carmen Mikiver, Leida Rammo, Kaarle Aho, Aleksander Okunev, Ursula Ratasepp, Andres Lepik, Joonas Koff, Kai Nordberg, Helle Kuningas, Alina Karmazina, Anu Lamp, Paul Laasik, TÕNu Oja, Liisa Koppel, Raimo Pass, Maria Klenskaja, Hendrik Toompere Sr., Svetlana Doroshenko, Ahti Puudersell|
|In Theaters:||Jul 21, 2017|
|Runtime:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Production:||Making Movies Oy, Allfilm, Kick Film|