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Lore -- At the end of WWII, five German siblings embark on a journey across the country. When they encounter the mysterious refugee Thomas, Lore, the eldest daughter, finds herself conflicted by her innate contempt for him and her burgeoning sexual desire.
Lore -- In spring 1945, the German army collapses. As the Allied forces sweep across the Motherland, five children embark on a journey which will challenge every notion we have of family, love and friendship.

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Release Date:
20 September 2012 (Australia) See more »
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When your life is a lie, who can you trust?
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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30 wins & 34 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Saskia Rosendahl ... Hannelore Dressler
Nele Trebs ... Liesel
Mike Weidner ... Junger deutscher Soldat

Ursina Lardi ... Mutti
Hans-Jochen Wagner ... Vati
Nick Holaschke ... Baby Peter (as Nick Leander Holaschke)
André Frid ... Gunter Dressler
Mika Seidel ... Jürgen Dressler
Sven Pippig ... Farmer

Philip Wiegratz ... 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
Katharina Spiering ... School House Woman 1
Franziska Traub ... Frau im Schulhaus 2
Hanne B. Wolharn ... School House Woman 3 (as Hanne Wolharn)
Friederike Frerichs ... Widow

Fabian Stumm ... US Soldier in truck
Tim Karasch ... US Soldat 1
Daniel Kohl ... US Soldat 2
Jan Peter Heyne ... Boatman
Jochen Döring ... US Soldat am Kontrollpunkt

Birte Schnoeink ... Young Brunette (as Birte Schnöing)
Lucas Reiber ... German Soldier 1
Wanda Perdelwitz ... Young Blonde (as Wanda Colombina)
Pit Bukowski ... German Soldier 2
Glenn Arrowsmith ... Britischer Soldat im Zug
Paul Welsh ... Britischer Soldat im Zug
Eva-Maria Hagen ... Omi (as Eva Maria Hagen)
Antonia Cäcilia Holfelder ... Magd (as Antonia Holfelder)

Directed by
Cate Shortland 
 
Writing credits
Cate Shortland (written by) &
Robin Mukherjee (written by)

Rachel Seiffert (novel "The Dark Room")

Produced by
Benny Drechsel .... producer
Margaret Matheson .... executive producer
Linda Micsko .... associate producer
Kurt Otterbacher .... line producer: Germany
Anita Sheehan .... executive producer
Vincent Sheehan .... executive producer
Karsten Stöter .... producer
Liz Watts .... producer
Paul Welsh .... producer
 
Original Music by
Max Richter 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Arkapaw 
 
Film Editing by
Veronika Jenet 
 
Casting by
Anja Dihrberg 
Jacqueline Rietz 
 
Production Design by
Silke Fischer 
Jochen Dehn (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Jochen Dehn 
 
Costume Design by
Stefanie Bieker 
 
Makeup Department
Ulrike Borrmann .... make up & hair artist
Katharina Britze .... additional assistant makeup artist
Antje Dahm .... make-up and hair stylist
Jenny Grell .... additional assistant makeup artist
Doreen Kindler .... additional assistant makeup artist
Verena Martin .... additional assistant makeup artist
Sarah Neumeier .... additional assistant makeup artist
Christin Pohlmann .... additional assistant makeup artist
Kerstin Scholz .... additional assistant makeup artist
Simone Thiel .... additional assistant makeup artist
Kathrin Westerhausen .... make up & hair artist (as Katrin Westerhausen)
 
Production Management
Ricardo Brunn .... assistant production manager
Colleen Clarke .... post-production supervisor
Bec Cubitt .... post-production supervisor
Thomas König-Mendler .... unit manager
Axel Unbescheid .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karsten Frank .... third assistant director
Barbara Schubert .... first assistant director
Tanja Schuh .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Marie-Luise Balzer .... assistant art director
Friederike Berthold .... stand-by props master
Lars Brockmann .... property master
Arthur Clauszen .... stand-by set builder
Anna Dischkow .... set dressing
Sven Kastanovicz .... stand-by set builder
Ralf Kirchhof .... construction foreman (as Ralf Kirchhoff)
Dietrich Kirst .... set builder
Manuela Lobrecht .... construction manager
Manuela Lobrecht .... lead painter
Jeremy Saunders .... key art
Remo Stecher .... construction manager (as Remo 'Eddi' Stecher)
Uwe Techt .... stand-by set builder
Axel Wiczerkowski .... stand-by set builder
 
Sound Department
Yulia Akerholt .... dialogue editor
Lucas Bone .... foley editor
Michael Busch .... sound recordist
Adam Connelly .... foley recordist
Jasmin Cornford .... facility manager
Bruce Emery .... dolby consultant
Uwe Engel .... adr recordist
Antony Gray .... dialogue editor
Jasmine Guffond .... atmospheres editor
Michael Janssen .... boom swinger
Robert Mackenzie .... sound mixer
Sam Petty .... sound designer
Sam Petty .... sound mixer
Sam Petty .... supervising sound editor
Liesl Pieterse .... adr recordist
Liesl Pieterse .... mix assistant
Brooke Trezise .... effects editor
Mario Vaccaro .... foley walker
Nikolai Voigt .... sound department trainee
 
Visual Effects by
Geoff Aitken .... digital compositor
Kieran Bleakley .... video and dcp mastering
John Butler .... cgi
Lucas Cain .... video and dcp mastering
Kirstin-Marie Cetinich .... video and dcp mastering
John Durney .... digital compositor
Veronika Jenet .... titles designer
Peter Luczak .... I/O operator
David O'Brien .... video and dcp mastering
Jamie Russell .... visual effects artist
Jeremy Saunders .... titles designer
Nathan Smith .... I/O operator
Takahiro Suzuki .... end credits sequence
Rod Wallwork .... digital compositor
Kristian Whitlock .... subtitles
Kristian Whitlock .... video and dcp mastering
Henry Yekanians .... I/O operator
 
Stunts
Andreas Mayer .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Adcock .... gaffer
Adam Arkapaw .... camera operator
Adam Arkapaw .... still photographer
Glenn Arrowsmith .... key grip
Melina Behle .... clapper loader
Martin Bourgund .... best boy
Grace Cramer .... still photographer
Florian Engelmann .... operator: lichtpult
J. Paul Fahle .... assistant grip (as Paul Fahle)
Thomas Fleibner .... additional assistant camera
Karsten Frank .... still photographer
Greig Fraser .... camera operator
Vanessa Fuentes .... still photographer
Tobias Graf .... additional electrician
Uwe Heller .... grip and electrical equipment supplier
Uli Herter .... camera provider
Thomas Maximilian Jauk .... still photographer
Barman Kormi .... additional camera assistant
Gunter Leber .... electrician
Stefan Meese .... best boy (as Stefan 'Fahle' Uhlenbrock)
Harald Mellwig .... steadicam operator
Ralf Ommerborn .... electrician
Jonathan Phiri .... video split operator
Benjamin Schmid .... additional clapper loader
Jonathan Shortland-Krawitz .... video operator
Jorg Suss .... Steadicam operator
Luke Thomas .... camera operator: second unit
Luke Thomas .... focus puller
Dorothea Trebs .... still photographer
Melanie Vetter .... camera assistant: steadicam
Martin Westenberger .... grip and electrical equipment supplier
Klaus Wolter .... additional electrician
Enrico Zeise .... additional electrician
 
Casting Department
Karsten Frank .... extras casting
Gisela Meuser .... casting consultant
Tanja Schuh .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nikola Hoeltz .... costume research
Nikola Hoeltz .... historical costumes (as Nicola Hoeltz)
Ulrike Kiss .... wardrobe supervisor (as Ulrike Kiss-Rudies)
Gregory Nelson .... costume design assistant
Elisa Neuhaus .... wardrobe assistant
Susanne Platz .... costume design assistant
Clara Rakemann .... wardrobe assistant
Anna Karla Toschek .... costume trainee
Jana Witte .... costume trainee
 
Editorial Department
Matthew T. Griffin .... digital intermediate editor
Katherine Heads .... digital intermediate producer
Jamie Hediger .... digital intermediate colorist
Jochen Hinrichs-Stöldt .... telecine (as Jochen Hinrichs-Stoeldt)
Boris Karnovski-Janzen .... telecine
Matthew M. North .... digital intermediate supervisor
James Sutton .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Chris Barrett .... assistant engineer
Monica Brooks .... accordion: player
Ian Burdge .... soloist: cello
Jemma Burns .... music consultant
Rupert Coulson .... score recordist
Dave Foster .... orchestrator
Dave Foster .... score preparation
Peter Funk .... mix engineer
Isobel Griffiths .... musician contractor
Maisie Hitchcock .... assistant to the composer
Catherine Manners .... score coordinator
Everton Nelson .... soloist: violin
Max Richter .... soloist: piano
Shantha Roberts .... music researcher
 
Transportation Department
Peter Gotz .... production driver
Martin Herr .... prop driver
Jens Marschalleck .... production driver
Richard Mundt .... prop driver
Konstantinos Pavli .... production driver (as Konstantinos Pavlis)
Martin Silkeit .... production driver
Silvia Stein .... production driver
Michael Weidner .... production driver (as Mike Weidner)
 
Other crew
Robbie Allen .... development and production executive: Creative Scotland
Ashley Black .... production assistant
Mary Brehony .... legal: Creative Scotland
Anni Browning .... financing
Ricardo Brunn .... assistant producer: Rohfilm
Ricardo Brunn .... production assistant
Arne Czock .... location assistant
Gabriel Dowrick .... epk: and behind the scenes
Thilo Drabeck .... tax accountant: Germany
Dirk Eberling .... location manager
Antje Eggers .... production accountant: Germany
Eve Foreman .... legal: Australia
Karsten Frank .... location scout
Christoph Fröhlich .... financial consultant: Germany
Michael Gens .... financing: Germany
Gina Hallas .... production accountant: Australia
Tobias Hofmann .... assistant location manager
Alex Howes .... researcher
Arne Höhne .... press relations: Germany
Helga Kles .... production assistant
David Korda .... financing
Mathias Krämer .... production coordinator
Alisa Leptihn .... script supervisor
Tracey Mair .... publicist
Jens Marschalleck .... location assistant
Jens Marschalleck .... location manager
Linda McClure .... business affairs
Elisabeth Meister .... translations
Sharon Menzies .... financing
Gisela Meuser .... press relations: Germany
Linda Micsko .... researcher
Thomas Mohr .... insurance: Germany
Ali Moshref .... financing
Herbert Müller .... location scout
Lilian Pfeuffer .... director assistant
Sarah Pietsch .... chaperone
Dirk Poppendieck .... legal: Germany
Franz Rodenkirchen .... script editor
Barbara Rybol .... director assistant: prep/cast
Michael Schmetz .... financial consultant: Germany
Pamela Schmidt .... location assistant
Pamela Schmidt .... location scout
Gudrun Schultz .... chaperone
Anne Schutz .... production secretary
Emile Sherman .... financing
Nathan Smith .... I/O operations liaison
Nina Stevenson .... legal: Australia
Karsten Stöter .... epk: and behind the scenes
Achim Thielmann .... financing: Germany
Brett Thornquest .... tax services: Australia
Dorothea Trebs .... chaperone
Melanie Tschesche .... set trainee
Natalie Usher .... legal: UK
Yvonne Wassong .... location scout
Mona Rezazadeh Wishkahi .... chaperone
Hanne B. Wolharn .... dialogue coach: and dramaturg
H.W. Woods .... insurance: Australia
Christiane Zietzer .... location assistant
 
Thanks
Arne Höhne .... thanks
Layla Mall .... special thanks
Stuart Wilson .... special thanks
 

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Trivia:
The family photographs in the wallet that Lore looks at are pictures of director Cate Shortland's husband's family.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The derelict tank the children pass in the forest is a post-WW2 manufactured Russian T-54/55 or T-62 tank. The balk cross painted on the turret is indicative of an early war paint scheme. Later in the war the 'lines' were thicker.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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Ein Männlein steht im WaldeSee more »

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28 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Intriguing investigation of under-explored era, 25 September 2012
Author: bruce-moreorless from Australia

Set in Germany at the end of the Second World War, this film takes up where others like Downfall leave off and asks questions about how the erstwhile beneficiaries of Nazi rule cope with their new world. The film tracks the journey of five innocents as their life of privilege collapses and they are forced to come to terms with the effects of dreadful events over which they had no control but to which they have given their tacit support.

Four of these children are really too young to bear any culpability. Only the oldest, Lore, is really capable of comprehension and it is through her eyes that the film is focused, as she slowly realises just how much her parents are implicated in the horrors of the Nazi regime, and, as an extension of this, herself and the whole German people. Lore is helped to this realisation by Thomas, a Jew who appears to have been liberated from a concentration camp. But Thomas also has a psychological burden and may not be all he appears.

This is another fine film from Cate Shortland, someone who surely should be making more films more often.

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