MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 664 this week

Lore (2012)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 8,803 users   Metascore: 76/100
Reviews: 55 user | 163 critic | 28 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 Dec 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Lore" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lore (2012)

Lore (2012) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lore.
24 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Pact (2013)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Former East Germany in the early 1980s. Paul tricked Georg into handing over his girlfriend Anna to him. But the pact they made stipulated that Georg can have her back when he wishes. Years... See full summary »

Director: Denis Dercourt
Stars: Mark Waschke, Marie Bäumer, Sylvester Groth
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

Director: Max Färberböck
Stars: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann
Somersault (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

New experiences help a young girl learn the differences between sex and love.

Director: Cate Shortland
Stars: Abbie Cornish, Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran
Barbara I (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold
Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock
Hannah Arendt (2012)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer
The Silence (TV Movie 2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A police officer traumatized by a recent crime is reassigned as a curator for a police photographic exhibition. In his new role, he discovers connections between a series of murders that ... See full summary »

Director: Cate Shortland
Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Essie Davis, Alice McConnell
Joy (2000)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Joy lives with her family in Australia. We follow her as she hangs out at the mall with her friends, shoplift for fun, kiss boys and tease them sexually, get into fights etc before ... See full summary »

Director: Cate Shortland
Stars: Deborah Clay, Tania Segura, Meg Evans
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Maria von Heland
Stars: Jakub Gierszal, Saskia Rosendahl, Thomas Sarbacher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nele Trebs ...
Mike Weidner ...
Junger deutscher Soldat
...
Mutti
Hans-Jochen Wagner ...
Vati
Nick Holaschke ...
Baby Peter (as Nick Leander Holaschke)
André Frid ...
Mika Seidel ...
Sven Pippig ...
Farmer
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Savasin Gölgesinde  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€4,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$968,879 (USA) (28 June 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The family photographs in the wallet that Lore looks at are pictures of director Cate Shortland's husband's family. See more »

Goofs

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.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Film 2014: Episode dated 13 February 2013 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Ich hatte einen Kameraden
Composed by Ludwig Uhland
Performed by Mika Seidel & André Frid
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A journey of survival
25 February 2013 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The unusual thing about Lore is that, perhaps for the first time, we witness the devastation that Germany itself suffered as a result of World War II. And that was no little thing, something many are not aware or perhaps do not acknowledge.

As for the film, following the end of the war and specially the death of the one many Germans had come to think of as a saviour there is a sense of hopelessness and devastation.

In the family that the focus is placed, the mother has to entrust the safety and wellbeing of her children to her teenage daughter Lore. This mother had to flee for reasons that remained unknown.

What follows is that Lore had to abruptly grow up, without any training or warning and face a battle for survival as she heads to a place of safety. The film therefore is a chronicle of the journey undertaken by 4 children, led by a teenager, from a place of abandonment to a place of safety.

During this journey, they had to face the best and worst of human nature in their encounters with others. Some tried to help, whilst others only cared to take advantage of their predicament. An interesting scene was in the house of a woman who had a framed photo of the Fuhrer and said: Can you believe the lies they said about him? e only wanted to help? The endeavour got even more interesting when their paths crossed with a young Jewish man, who though seemed helpful the young lady in charge had to face a dilemma: In this difficult hour, do we get the help we desperately need from someone willing, or because I was brought up believing he is part of a filthy, inferior people I should just disregard him? The sexual tension between the two is also pivotal for the outcome of this adventure.

Furthermore, it seemed incomprehensible to this young person, how the country of superior people that was meant to lead the world is now occupied and divided into a Russian, American and British zones. He hear somewhere in the film: I am German and this is Germany.

A striking, sensitive film about growing up suddenly, the extreme sides of human nature and where the ultimate battle for survival can lead us to.


18 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Awful in every way gemstone20
The crying baby allent-5
The sticky goo on the photos gobears87
I couldn't help but to compare it to Come and See mellss
I went into this movie an adult, I came out a child bobbymcdoodle
The Dog? mcrobertschristina
Discuss Lore (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?