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

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Such a pity, such a bore
23 September 2002 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

Nothing is more depressing than having a good story , and a couple of good actors and then fail miserably at attempting to make a good movie... It is indeed a pity to see that El Maestro de Esgrima (based on a story written by Spain's top-selling Pérez Reverte and with such actors as Omero Antonutti or Assumpta Serna) fails lamentably to raise any kind of interest.

In spite of all the efforts of the talented Ms Serna, the reputed Antonutti and the versatile Almeida, the film is not even remotely interesting. The filming is classic in the worst sense of the word: it is totally unimaginative and absolutely boring. So is unfortunately the acting (with the exception of 3 mentioned before), so stuck up and cliché, you'd think you were sitting at an amateur play. Even the sets and costumes look fake.

All that comes to your mind after a while is "Oh please"... Check what else is on on TV. At least it won't be that boring.


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