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El maestro de esgrima (1992)

A fencing master in pre-revolution Spain is hired 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... See full summary »

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Pedro Olea
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Omero Antonutti ... Astarloa
Assumpta Serna ... Adela
Joaquim de Almeida ... Ayala
José Luis López Vázquez ... Campillo
Miguel Rellán ... Cárceles
Alberto Closas ... Salanova
Elisa Matilla ... Lucía
Ramón Goyanes Ramón Goyanes ... Isidro
Juan Jesús Valverde Juan Jesús Valverde ... Carreño
Francisco Vidal ... Romero
Tomás Repila Tomás Repila ... Gustavo
Marcos Tizón Marcos Tizón ... Alejandro
Miguel Ángel Salomón Miguel Ángel Salomón ... Heraldico
Sonsoles Benedicto Sonsoles Benedicto ... Rosa
Pablo Viña Pablo Viña ... Criado de Ayala
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A fencing master in pre-revolution Spain is hired 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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History | Thriller

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fencing Master See more »

Filming Locations:

Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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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Beautiful Mystery
11 June 2013 | by renate-132-807456See all my reviews

The atmosphere and quality of images and production values reminded me of the masterpiece by Raoul Ruiz, Mysteries of Lisbon. It's rare to see good literature transposed into a good movie, but this is one of them. You sense the author's collaboration in the screenplay in the terse, minimal dialog. The romantic mystery is well served by the classical beauty of the scenery, costumes, all the details of rooms, palaces, offices, street life. The attention to detail also reminds of certain "operatic" film works by Visconti. One mystery that remains unrevealed in the VHS version I have is the opera scene which is first shown as a live performance of La Traviata and then is heard again in the long final scene. It plays an important psychological role in the film, and is sung by an exceptional soprano voice. Can anyone tell me who the singer is, and what other information is given, but is unreadable on the VHS video version?


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