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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Koenig
Marlene Konig
Colonel Hass
Fredereick (as Mak Fyfe)
Zion Forest Lee ...
Hans (as Zion Lee)
Marco Tallarico ...
Lubomir Mykytiuk ...
Daniel Matmor ...
Rabbi Taub
Zev Crystal ...
Young Faber


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

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CAD 11,000,000 (estimated)

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Third rate movie
11 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Poet is a surprisingly poor to mediochre movie, trying hard to jerk a tear. 'Schmalz' describes it well - a sort of 'Fiddler on the Roof' without the charm. It looks thoroughly naive and unsubtle, as if written by a 19-year-old. It even shows the technological innovation of a 'left-handed' bolt action on a rifle. The lisping pseudo-German English dialogue was pointless and distracting to the point of trying hard to send up "Allo, allo!". Even Roy Scheider played a stereotyped rabbi - I expected "Oy, vey!!" at any moment. The battle scenes give paintballing a bad name, with more than a hint of Star Wars special effects. A waste of a good budget. The idea of lovers from opposite political poles might have worked in a re-setting of Romeo & Juliet on the eastern front, but Shakespeare this wasn't.

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