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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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They come from everywhere to challenge their fate...

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7 October 1992 (France)  »

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A Espada da Justiça  »

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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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not for professional fencers
24 September 1999 | by (alabama) – See all my reviews

Hey, so the fencing is a bit hokey. The movie is "not" about fencing, if it were we would all be asleep in 10 minutes. I have fenced on and off for over 30 years so I know a little bit about it. I would rather watch something like this than any fencing bout ever put on. So all you purists out there, lighten up. Like the movie for what it is, don't dis-like it for what it isn't. The story was not about fencing, the fencing was only a backdrop to the story.


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