Synopses & Reviews
A tale of adventures, a detective story, and a saga of betrayals and political ploys in the Madrid of 1868, El maestro de esgrima is the account of a world overflowing with gamblers and hawkers held at bay by an honorable foil. More importantly, it is a disquieting allegory of the power of money, political ambition, and the extinction of values such as honor and fidelity in a crumbling twentieth century.
In 1866 Spain, Don Jaime is an old-fashioned fencing master, unaware of the political conspiracies around him. A mysterious and beautiful woman enters his life, asking to be instructed in this old gentlemen's art. Once he accepts, he is thrown into an entangled plot of intrigue and death.