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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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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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Ramón Langa provided the voice of Joaquim de Almeida in the Spanish version. See more »

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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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