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DVD Review - The Poet (2003)

31 October 2011 10:07 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Poet, 2003.

Directed by Paul Hills.

Starring Dougray Scott, Laura Harring, Jürgen Prochnow, Andrew Lee Potts and Erika Marozsán.


A contract killer in Vienna kills a young artist during a hit. After discovering the artists' work, he promptly falls in love with his grieving sister.

Ever since the outstanding Leon, contract killers in the film world always carry a lot of emotional baggage, usually tucked away next to their folding sniper rifle. For every body dropped, another part of them dies inside. Maybe all film hitmen are just as emotional and vulnerable the camera cuts to the good guys. Or is it just another good idea that's becoming a tired cliché due to unimaginative overuse? In the 2003 Paul Hill film, The Poet, we learn just how absurd this character device can be.

Andrei (Dougray Scott looking suspiciously like a young Brian Cox) is a hired gun. Pure and simple. »

- flickeringmyth

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