The Poet (Hearts of War) (2007)
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Critic Reviews for The Poet (Hearts of War)
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.
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.
The audience is herded from cliché to unintentional farce to insult-to-its-intelligence.
Audience Reviews for The Poet (Hearts of War)
(**): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/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
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".
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