The Fencing Champion

Simon Lereng Wilmont, Denmark, 2014

29 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

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 Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Fægtemesteren
Danish title Fægtemesteren
Other titles Sport Kids
Part of Sport Kids
Keywords Wilmont, Ruben, Fencing, Championships, Boys, Competitions, Sport
Director Simon Lereng Wilmont
Producer Monica Hellström
Director of Photography Simon Lereng Wilmont
Editor Michael Aaglund
Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Appearance Ruben Wilmont
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company Final Cut for Real ApS
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales Final Cut for Real ApS
Online release 23.11.2015
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Final Cut for Real ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with DR Ultra, NRK Super
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Simon Lereng Wilmont


Producer Monica Hellström
Production manager Maria Kristensen


Cinematographer Simon Lereng Wilmont


Editor Michael Aaglund


Music Uno Helmersson


Sound designer Peter Albrechtsen

Visual effects

Graphic design Jacob Frössen
Colourist Anders V. Christensen


Sig selv Ruben Wilmont

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Festival Festival date
Amsterdam, IDFA 2014-11-19
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