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Lore (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  20 September 2012 (Australia)
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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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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

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Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

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 2015: 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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You have to be patient with this movie

It's a punchline movie.

The ending ties it up well and puts it in proper perspective. Human perspective.

The movie, for me, is largely symbolic, archetypical. Lore is not really a person she IS the immediate post-war Germany.

Everything that she experiences, all her opinions, all the opinions she is exposed to and indoctrinated with, are the points of view of millions of the German populace.

How she deals with it, or denies it is how Germany dealt with and denied it. The 'it' being the entire ethos that permitted/enabled WWII.

In a sense all cultures are a form of mass hysteria, mass hypnotism. Societies indoctrinate as part of their nature, actually part of their definition is the values with which they indoctrinate their populace.

If the values are extreme and violent, the populace often follows. It the society fails at its aims and is physically destroyed, then the population becomes valueless and must die or reinvent itself.

Post WWI German society didn't die, so this is a movie about the pressures, the pressure cooker, in which gave birth to its reinvention.

So, as a piece of symbolic representation, it's magnificent.

There are no plot holes, every bit of dialog, every image, in necessary for understanding.

And patience is required. The viewer assembles all the images, all of Lore's perceptions.

And the pressure cooker cooks.


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