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El maestro de esgrima (1992)

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 »

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Adela
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Ayala
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Campillo
Miguel Rellán ...
Cárceles
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Salanova
Elisa Matilla ...
Lucía
Ramón Goyanes ...
Isidro
Juan Jesús Valverde ...
Carreño
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Romero
Tomás Repila ...
Gustavo
Marcos Tizón ...
Alejandro
Miguel Ángel Salomón ...
Heraldico
Sonsoles Benedicto ...
Rosa
Pablo Viña ...
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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>

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18 September 1992 (Spain)  »

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

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Addio del passato
Performed by Henrieta Lednarova
Conducted by José Nieto
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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


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