By the Sword Movie Review Summary

Actors: Eric Roberts, F. Murray Abraham

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This movie has an unusual setting, in an exclusive fencing salon, run by a former champion named Alexander Villard. Max Suba, an ex-convict, asks him for a job as an instructor, but Villard hires him as a janitor. Later, he gives him the job of teaching beginners. Suba is kinder to students than Villard.
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Through flashbacks, we learn that Villard's father had been killed in a fencing duel by Suba. The movie ends with a dramatic scene of a duel between the two protagonists in which Villard seeks revenge.

Best part of story, including ending: It explored the zen of fencing. I used to be a fencer.

Best scene in story: When Eric Roberts' character is alone in the salon and goes through different fencing moves. It's very poetic.

Opinion about the main character: I like his inner strength and discipline.

The review of this Movie prepared by Anne Iredale a Level 2 American Robin scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   guilt over actions that lead to death/injury Kind of sports story:    -   fencing Sports story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   coach Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

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