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The Poet (Hearts of War) (2007)





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A young German officer and the daughter of a Rabbi find their blooming relationship threatened by the onset of World War II in director Damian Lee's emotional war romance. The setting is German occupied Poland, and Europe is finally feeling the full devastation of Hitler's might. German Officer Oskar and his Jewish girlfriend Rachel are deeply in love, but tragically torn apart by the violent village massacres that spread like a plague across the land. Convinced that she will never be reunited with her true love, expectant mother Rachel reluctantly marries respectable Jewish man Bernard, who longs to earn her love by raising her child as his own. Later, when Rachel and Oskar unexpectedly cross paths amidst the violence of the Russian front line, a sudden tragedy prompts one man to make the ultimate sacrifice. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Critic Reviews for The Poet (Hearts of War)

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

There's a viable story lurking within the World War II melodrama The Poet, but much of it likely landed on the cutting room floor.

Full Review… | June 6, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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This account of the WWII star-crossed love between a rabbi's daughter and a war-hating Teuton officer wants very much to be taken seriously. This proves impossible, since the script, casting and wartime atmosphere play as pure make-believe.

Full Review… | June 5, 2008
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The audience is herded from cliché to unintentional farce to insult-to-its-intelligence.

June 5, 2008
L.A. Weekly
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Audience Reviews for The Poet (Hearts of War)


(**): [img][/img] This film is just a bit too melodramatic for me. Fair at best.


Poetically Poignant about one of the most Beautiful Love Triangles of WWII between a Poetry writing German Soldier(Jonathan Scarfe) a Jewish Beauty(Nina Dobrev), & her forgiving & selfless Jewish Fiance(Zachary Bennett) who marries her while she is pregnant by the German Soldier, while trying to survive the Nazi's in Poland.To survive, Rachel(Dobrev) becomes a Cabaret Entertainer & Prostitute, her Husband Bernard does unspeakable Odd Jobs, there she reunites with Oskar who thinks she is dead, at the same time, a German Soldier kills her baby because of the crying.She & her husband have to flee , they are being hunted by German Soldiers, but captured by Russian Resistance.Meanwhile her Solider, Oskar, is sent to round up Resistance.I don't want to Spoil the ending for you, but the most Selfless of Sacrifices is made in the name of Love.I adored this Film

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

The film is fine, but it lacks spark. It's well enough produced but I just wasn't enthralled by it. Good acting and story. Watchable bit not very memorable. Also known as "The Poet".

James Higgins
James Higgins

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