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Lore (2012)

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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 overview, first billed only:
... Hannelore Dressler
... Liesel
Mike Weidner ... Junger deutscher Soldat
... Mutti
Hans-Jochen Wagner ... Vati
Nick Holaschke ... Baby Peter (as Nick Leander Holaschke)
André Frid ... Gunter Dressler
Mika Seidel ... Jürgen Dressler
Sven Pippig ... Farmer
... Helmut
Katrin Pollitt ... Farmer's Wife
Hendrik Arnst ... Ox Cart Man
Claudia Geisler-Bading ... Ox Cart Woman (as Claudia Geisler)
... 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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Лоре  »

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Budget:

€4,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,498, 8 February 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$968,879, 30 June 2013
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1.85 : 1
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The family photographs in the wallet that Lore looks at are pictures of director Cate Shortland's husband's family. See more »

Goofs

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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Featured in Film '72: Episode dated 13 February 2013 (2013) See more »

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Jugend will marschieren
(Alte Aufnahme)
Folksong
Arranged by Lisa Carlyna Zumpano (ASCAP)
Published by Audiosparx (ASCAP)
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A very complex film about Germany at the end of World War II
10 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this film at the Camera Cinema Club in San Jose. This is an immensely complicated film about the children of an SS officer and war criminal. The father disappears. The mother gives herself over to the Americans, and the children (aged 15 down to 7 months) are left to fend for themselves and make a 500km trip to their grandmother's in Hamburg. Germany is in ruins. People are starving and sick. They deny the Holocaust and mourn their dead leader who committed suicide in a bunker. Throughout it all, the 15-year-old lead character Lore must somehow get her siblings to grandma's house while slogging through the chaos of the failed Third Reich.

As I said, it's immensely complicated. It feels like a slice of life even if it is fiction. The cinematography is excellent. The lead actress, all of 19 in real life, is obviously very talented. I gave the film a 7 out of 10 because it's a bit too disjointed for my tastes, but perhaps that's an effective way to portray Germany's disarray at the end of the war.


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