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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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Damian Lee

Writers:

Jack Crystal, Damian Lee (writing consultant)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Scarfe ... Oskar Koenig
Nina Dobrev ... Rachel
Zachary Bennett ... Bernard
Kim Coates ... General Martin Koenig
Daryl Hannah ... Marlene Koenig
Colm Feore ... Colonel Hass
Mac Fyfe ... Frederick
Sebastian Pigott ... Peter
Zion Forest Lee Zion Forest Lee ... Hans (as Zion Lee)
Lara Daans ... Natasha
Marco Tallarico Marco Tallarico ... Igor
Lubomir Mykytiuk ... Sasha
Daniel Matmor Daniel Matmor ... Rabbi Taub
Zev Crystal Zev Crystal ... Yosef Faber
Melanie Merkosky ... Olga
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | German | Russian

Release Date:

21 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hearts of War See more »

Filming Locations:

Dundas, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD11,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Named "Hearts of War" in the U.K.. See more »

Goofs

A Rabbi's daughter is raised to a life of chastity and modesty. She would certainly not be as yielding after waking up naked in a strange man's bed, especially not a week before her wedding. See more »

Soundtracks

Take a Look at Me Boys
Written by Dorge / Landers / Lee / Raiman
Performed by Shae Landers
© 2007 Straw Into Gold Music
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I t could've been better
23 May 2008 | by Muhsin80See all my reviews

Well this movie is one of those movies that exaggerate everything about the holocaust. I know me writing this would make some people angry but how they show Germans in this movie is just unacceptable. I see in this movie no real love story, just a political statement...Also the part of the German officers mother that pushes her son to go after the girl and put his life in danger is not realistic. The way the Jews react at certain situation, is also something thats not OK. Well it was for me hard to watch but I managed until the end I hope that this would be enough to save you some money... just maybe because of this I should give it more than one, but than again......no


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