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The Poet and the Con
The Poet and the Con
Actor: Eric Trules
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
PG     2006     1hr 18min

The Poet and the Con is a 78 minute "personal voice" documentary about the relationship between the filmmaker, Eric Trules, a performance poet, and his uncle, Harvey Rosenberg, a career criminal and confessed murderer. ...  more »


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Actor: Eric Trules
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama
Studio: Cinequest
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 12/05/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 18min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

The Con Revisited
S. Johnson | 12/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this documentary at a screening a few years ago and it blew me away. The intensity of introspection pried through his relationship with his convict uncle forces the viewer to question his or her own composition. I'm thrilled this film has made it to the pubic eyes. View it and be oddly entertained and enlightened. - sj"
Congratulations to a great and brave inner-story-teller.
C. Raingeard | Paris, FRANCE | 01/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was reading "No Beast So Fierce" by Edward Bunker when I watched the film. So I easily plunged into Trules's uncle adventures. I liked the con but that's Eric who caught me.
The movie is much more about him : his face, his family, his work, his soul, his desires, his achievements, his faults, his inclinations, his creative impulses, his reasons why... HIM.
I even felt a little ashamed watching it : I had the feeling to be stealing a piece of his life, a piece of himself... or rather to be a Peeping Tom. But it was because of my own conflicts. Trules's introspection is certainly intense but never obscene.

Eric Trules caught me and touched me.
He says he doesn't want to romanticize his uncle. He doesn't want his uncle to romanticize him. What about his audience? After watching "The poet and the con", I guess none can help it. The tittle itself leads us in this direction.

Let him catch you. Do not let slip the opportunity!"