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We asked some British Olympic fencers to analyse the best sword fights in film

Laurence Halsted and Marcus Mepstead know a lot more about swords than you do. 

They should, being members of Team GB's fencing team. 

As they sharpen their foils ahead of Rio 2016 (kidding, it's all safe), and put in their final preparations for the most prestigious sporting event in the world, we asked Halsted and Mepstead for some help getting to grips with what is a deeply complex sport, steeped in history and tradition. 

How? By getting them to analyse some of our favourite sword fights from the world of cinema. It made sense at the time...

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