A fencing master in pre-revolution Spain is hired to teach fencing to teach fencing to a beautiful young woman. Although he has never taught a woman before he is fascinated by her and ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The movie tells the story of a family of comedians that work in the towns of Spain during the 40's and 50's. Life gets very tough for them since they cannot compete any longer with cinema. ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Fernán Gómez
Stars: José Sacristán, Laura del Sol, Juan Diego
Uncovered (1994)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

While restoring an old painting showing a woman and two men playing chess, Julia discovers the text "Who killed the knight" underneath the paint. The owner of the painting tells her that ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, John Wood, Sinéad Cusack
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Spanish TV reporters covering the War in Bosnia. Based on true experience.

Director: Gerardo Herrero
Stars: Imanol Arias, Carmelo Gómez, Cecilia Dopazo
Cachito (1996)
Adventure | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Enrique Urbizu
Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Sancho Gracia, Amara Carmona
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Coy (Carmelo Gómez) está en Madrid, sin un duro. Pronto averiguaremos que es un marino que no puede navegar durante dos años... See full synopsis »

Director: Imanol Uribe
Stars: Gonzalo Cunill, Javier García Gallego, Lucina Gil
The Fencer (2015)
Drama | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

Director: Klaus Härö
Stars: Lembit Ulfsak, Märt Avandi, Liisa Koppel
Musical | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Pedro Olea
Stars: Isabel Pantoja, Arturo Fernández, Joaquim de Almeida
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Spain, 1960's. People from a very poor family work in the country, at the service of a rich family of landowners...

Director: Mario Camus
Stars: Alfredo Landa, Terele Pávez, Belén Ballesteros
Billy Budd (1962)
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

Director: Peter Ustinov
Stars: Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Pedro Olea
Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Amparo Soler Leal, Antonio Casas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After spending a night with a sensual prostitute, the King of Spain decides that he wants to see his wife naked. His decision causes a real revolution amidst his subjects.

Director: Imanol Uribe
Stars: María Barranco, Joaquim de Almeida, Laura del Sol
Bwana (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Antonio, a taxi driver, his wife, and two chidren arrive one fine afternoon at a solitary beach, looking for sea-shells. However, they will find more than expected: namely, Ombasi and Yambo... See full summary »

Director: Imanol Uribe
Stars: Andrés Pajares, María Barranco, Emilio Buale
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Omero Antonutti ...
Astarloa
...
Adela
...
Ayala
José Luis López Vázquez ...
Campillo
Miguel Rellán ...
Cárceles
Alberto Closas ...
Salanova
Elisa Matilla ...
Lucía
Ramón Goyanes ...
Isidro
Juan Jesús Valverde ...
Carreño
Francisco Vidal ...
Romero
Tomás Repila ...
Gustavo
Marcos Tizón ...
Alejandro
Miguel Ángel Salomón ...
Heraldico
Sonsoles Benedicto ...
Rosa
Pablo Viña ...
Criado de Ayala
Edit

Storyline

A fencing master in pre-revolution Spain is hired to teach fencing to teach fencing to a beautiful young woman. Although he has never taught a woman before he is fascinated by her and agrees. She wishes to learn a particular thrust which he is famous for. When a local nobleman becomes involved with her the intrigue begins. Written by Daniel Bruce <danielb@genasys.com.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

History | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

The Fencing Master  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Omero Antonutti was dubbed by Jesús Nieto in the Spanish Version. See more »

Soundtracks

Addio del passato
Performed by Henrieta Lednarova
Conducted by José Nieto
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A beautiful film
15 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Fencing Master, as it's known in America, is a visually stunning and intellectually stimulating film. The costume and set designers did a wonderful job creating the atmosphere of aristocratic Spain shortly before the 1868 revolution. The director does an excellent job in capturing the dance of the fencing master and his lovely student, fully conveying the romantic meaning to the audience. The writers do an admirable job of luring the audience into a poignant tale of infatuation by an aging master of a dying art and the youthful mistress who invigorates him. Once they have the audience's attention the film pulls them in even further by unravelling the web of deceit that has held the story together, building to a suspenseful finale that will leave the viewer astonished and fulfilled. I highly recommend this to everybody. 9/10


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
El Maestro de esgrima / The Fencing Master ANDY-THE-FIRST
Fencing Master on DVD? jeffkb4
Discuss El maestro de esgrima (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?