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By the Sword (1991)

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A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there's more to him than meets the ... See full summary »

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A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there's more to him than meets the eye. He gains (or regains?) his fencing skills and his philosophy of teaching clashes with the maestro's. As they are thrown into conflict, Suba and the maestro's past appear to be linked. And the resolution of their mysterious relationship may be a duel to the death. Written by Kathy Li

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fencing | duel | past | rival | rapier | See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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7 October 1992 (France)  »

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Alexander Villard: Do you ever get the feeling that you were born in the wrong age?
Max Suba: No. I appreciate modern plumbing.
Alexander Villard: You don't like me much, do you?
Max Suba: I think you are the greatest fencer that I've ever seen.
Alexander Villard: Ah. You don't like me at all.
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A skillful movie with depth and moral lessons.
3 April 2002 | by (Americus, Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

By the Sword has depth to it that I seldom see in film. It also displays a morality play, skillfully embedded in the story that make this one of my all time favorites. I recognize that By the Sword will not be for everyone. It was not made with the cookie cutter approach.


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