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The Poet (2007)

R | | Drama | 21 June 2007 (USA)
At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.

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Oskar Koenig
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Rachel
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Bernard
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General Martin Koenig
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Marlene Koenig
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Colonel Hass
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Frederick
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Peter
Zion Forest Lee ...
Hans (as Zion Lee)
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Natasha
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Igor
Lubomir Mykytiuk ...
Sasha
Daniel Matmor ...
Rabbi Taub
Zev Crystal ...
Yosef Faber
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Olga
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1939. During a blinding snowstorm, a young man in the Polish forest rescues a young unconscious woman who lost her way, he who takes her back to his farmhouse. It is love at first sight for both. That love does not change when the two learn of the other. He is Oskar Koenig, a Nazi officer assigned to an undercover unit, the men in the unit acting as Polish farmers to discover and turn in any Polish resistant fighters. She is Rachel, a Jew, the daughter of a rabbi, and fiancée to her childhood friend Bernard. She thought she loved Bernard until she experienced what she knows is true love for Oskar. Oskar is only fighting in the war to please his father, Nazi General Martin Koenig. In reality, Oskar, a poet with a romantic spirit to match, does not believe in war or fighting, and does not believe in what the Nazis, and thus by association what he and his father are doing. Due to circumstances of the war, Oskar and Rachel become separated, with their love for each other still in tact. ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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CAD 11,000,000 (estimated)
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At the beginning of the movie the first rifle you see being held has no bolt in the chamber making it useless. See more »

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Tum Fa La La
Written by Dordge / Landers / Raiman
Performed by Shae Landers and Micaella Landers
2007 Straw Into Gold Music
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unfortunately let down by a very poor script & narrative.
8 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

After reading some of the bad feedback from other reviews, I decided to watch it anyway. Unfortunately, they were all spot on. Its rather a shame too, as the it 'looked' quite authentic with some decent effort made towards costume and setting. Even the cinematography was at a decent standard.

However, everything else was pretty bad, terrible even. The main thing that let it down was the bad script which led to some appalling dialogue and acting at times. Some scenes are laughable its that bad. The funniest scene been at 43 minutes when a boom mic appears in shot for about 10 seconds.

I've given it a 3 simply for the mise en scene.


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