BASED ON EXTRAORDINARY TRUE EVENTS.
OFFICIAL SELECTION. 2016 ACADEMY AWARDS, BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM.
2016 GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINEE BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM.
“Sweetly told, fresh and engaging. The climax is unexpectedly dramatic and packed with genuine tension.” DAVID CLACK, TIME OUT LONDON
“Captivating and enthralling, with faultless natural performances. Beautifully crafted.”
CLIVE BOTTING, THE HUFFINGTON POST
“Gorgeous. A pleasure to watch.” KATE MUIR, THE TIMES
An audience favourite at the recent Scandinavian Film Festival, Klaus Härö’s elegantly crafted, multi award-winning drama is set in post-war, Soviet-occupied Estonia, and movingly depicts the true story of fencing master Endel Neils, who risked his life to give a group of children something to believe in.