The Poet (Hearts of War)
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The Poet (Hearts of War)
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… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"The audience is herded from cliché to unintentional farce to insult-to-its-intelligence."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
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