The Fencing Champion / Fægtemesteren

Simon Lereng Wilmont (DK, 2014)

Fægtemesteren (Simon Lereng Wilmont, DK, 2014)

Ruben (10) is one of the best fencers in the club. He has won nearly every title in Denmark, so this season he has to face some of the toughest and most talented fencers in Europe. A lot is a stake for Ruben and he has to find the strength within himself to overcome his anxiety and control his temper if he is to win the big european championship. Ruben's best friend Marie is fencing too, and alongside the drama that is played out on the fencing piste, an even greater story is unfolding about a friendship between a boy and a girl in their early teens - a time when many things change.


Basic information

Danish titleFægtemesteren
Other titlesSport Kids
Director of PhotographySimon Lereng Wilmont
ComposerUno Helmersson
Online release2015-11-23
Production countryDenmark
Duration29 min.
Production companyFinal Cut for Real ApS
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with DR Ultra, NRK Super
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International saleFinal Cut for Real ApS / Forbindelsesvej 7 / DK-2100 København Ø / t +45 3543 6043 / /
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Additional information

Danish ratingNot recommended for children under 7

Full credits

Maria KristensenProduction manager
Simon Lereng WilmontCinematographer
Peter AlbrechtsenSound design
Visual effects
Jacob FrössenGraphic design
Anders V. ChristensenColorgrading
Ruben WilmontSig selv
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Fægtemester. Portrait of Director Simon Lereng Wilmont Photo: Fægtemester. Portrait of Director Simon Lereng Wilmont
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Fægtemester. Portrait of Producer Monica Hellström Photo: Fægtemester. Portrait of Producer Monica Hellström
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Fægtemester. Priority Still Photo: Fægtemester. Priority Still
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Fægtemester. Still 2. Marie and Ruben in Berlin Photo: Fægtemester. Still 2. Marie and Ruben in Berlin
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Fægtemester. Still 3. Ruben Thinking Photo: Fægtemester. Still 3. Ruben Thinking
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Young Lives in Motion (11. november 2014)
15 Danish films to IDFA (10. oktober 2014)
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