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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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7 October 1992 (France)  »

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Alexander Villard: Learn to probe for your opponent's weakness, uncover it, and once you have found it? Pop! strike.
Max Suba: Make yourself aware of your own weaknesses, as well as those of your opponents. The good ones try to cover theirs up. The great ones use theirs. Use your weakness.
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A very entertaining motion picture
29 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

F. Murray Abraham and Eric Roberts gave outstanding performances. The supporting cast did very well. This film is not just about fencing. It is about people who interact with other people in different ways; that is, some people treat other people in compassionate ways while others do not. And in the final act, kindness and respect becomes paramount instead of selfishness, arrogance and the desire to win at all costs.


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