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As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nele Trebs ...
Mike Weidner ...
Junger deutscher Soldat
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Mutti
Hans-Jochen Wagner ...
Vati
Nick Holaschke ...
Baby Peter (as Nick Leander Holaschke)
André Frid ...
Mika Seidel ...
Sven Pippig ...
Farmer
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Helmut
Katrin Pollitt ...
Farmer's Wife
Hendrik Arnst ...
Ox Cart Man
Claudia Geisler-Bading ...
Ox Cart Woman (as Claudia Geisler)
Kai-Peter Malina ...
Thomas (as Kai Malina)
Ulrike Medgyesy ...
Junge Frau mit Baby
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As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.

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When your life is a lie, who can you trust?

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20 September 2012 (Australia)  »

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Лоре  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,498 (USA) (8 February 2013)

Gross:

$968,879 (USA) (28 June 2013)
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The official entry of Australia to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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The German "das Baby" or "the baby" is used often and is in fact a recent Anglicism, and like much of the script, a word the Germans wouldn't have used in this period. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Vati: We can only take what fits in the truck.
Mutti: I'm not talking about the damn truck!
Vati: [Lore walks into the room] Hey, here she is! My girl. Come here.
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Featured in Film 2016: Episode dated 13 February 2013 (2013) See more »

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Der Mond ist aufgegangen
Composed by Paul Gerhardt
Performed by Saskia Rosendahl & Kai-Peter Malina (as Kai Malina)
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Slow steady emotionally dense, sad, and utterly gorgeous movie
25 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lore (2012)

A gorgeous, depressing, rare film about a family of Germans who need to survive the chaos and poverty of the end of World War II. This is a really terrific movie even though it has a single, basic, ongoing, sad arc--moving from place to place in search of food and safety as the Allies, mostly unseen, take over administration of the country in 1945. What it manages to say is not just that war is bad, or that people have the ability to survive anything if they must, but that beliefs and politics are stubborn and irrational.

It's this last part that comes through it all as the shining purpose. It's one thing for this band of children to beg for food or walk though forests weary and assaulted by marauders. But to have them run into others who, like themselves, don't know where to turn or what is going on, and still have a devotion bordering on worship for the fuhrer is mind blowing. But believable.

The filming--scenes, light, color, moving camera, and the sheer range of all of these from scene to scene--is stunning, absolutely terrific. As you might grow weary of all the weariness, you never grow weary of the movie because it's so rich in other ways. And it's never dull, either, as characters come and go and their motivations turn on a dime. How it ends, both literally and emotionally, will stay a surprise, and yet when it happens it makes such perfect sad undramatic sense.

There are all kinds of war movies, and this is an important insight into one of the least explored aspects to it all--the terrible aftermath. It's an Australian production, mainly, shot in Germany in German. And it's a really special, thoughtful, beautiful film.


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