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The Fencing Master (1992)

El maestro de esgrima (original title)
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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9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Ramón Langa provided the voice of Joaquim de Almeida 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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Such a pity, such a bore
23 September 2002 | by MargauxSee 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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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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