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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Cate Shortland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saskia Rosendahl ... Hannelore Dressler
Nele Trebs ... Liesel
Mike Weidner Mike Weidner ... Junger deutscher Soldat
Ursina Lardi ... Mutti
Hans-Jochen Wagner Hans-Jochen Wagner ... Vati
Nick Holaschke Nick Holaschke ... Baby Peter (as Nick Leander Holaschke)
André Frid André Frid ... Gunter Dressler
Mika Seidel Mika Seidel ... Jürgen Dressler
Sven Pippig Sven Pippig ... Farmer
Philip Wiegratz ... Helmut
Katrin Pollitt Katrin Pollitt ... Farmer's Wife
Hendrik Arnst Hendrik Arnst ... Ox Cart Man
Claudia Geisler-Bading Claudia Geisler-Bading ... Ox Cart Woman (as Claudia Geisler)
Kai-Peter Malina ... Thomas (as Kai Malina)
Ulrike Medgyesy Ulrike Medgyesy ... Junge Frau mit Baby
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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.

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

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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Referenced in Muddy Shoes See more »

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Brüderchen, komm tanz mit mir
Composed by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performed by Saskia Rosendahl
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Transformation
18 August 2013 | by twowheelr2-767-173392See all my reviews

I just wanted to add a bit after reading some of the negative reviews.

The transformation of Hannalore during this film was expressed excellently. From the ashes falling on them in the woods to her dependence on a Jew during her travels to her rebellion at the end.. Without a word spoken, the director was able to show the audience the subtle steps of her new awareness. I think that is what this movie was about. The story jumped from scene to scene without smooth transitions, but Hannalore's changing world view was very easy to grasp and understand. Each scene was developed to tell that story. I don't usually appreciate a director's use of camera angles, lighting, catching the right facial expressions, musical scores, and color tones. I think the director did a masterful job of depicting Hannalore's situation onto the audience without a lot of verbal exchange using those techniques.


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Country:

Australia | Germany | UK

Language:

German | English | Russian

Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Lore See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,498, 10 February 2013

Gross USA:

$970,325

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,362,019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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