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Lore (2012)

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Lore is a movie starring Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, and Nele Trebs. 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)
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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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20 September 2012 (Australia)  »

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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 official entry of Australia to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. 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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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.142 (2018) See more »

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Ich hatte einen Kameraden
Composed by Ludwig Uhland
Performed by Mika Seidel & André Frid
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Ethical challenges and compelling compassion
4 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

I won't add to the reviews already written, but I want to comment on how this film moved me personally. I saw this film at the Vancouver International Film Festival and rated it "Excellent" for its stunning visual accomplishments, superb acting, its continuous suspense and mystery, and for the moral challenges it presents through its storyline. This is a film that will stay with you a long time after you have left the theater, even if your parents did not live through this era in Europe (as mine did). The film touches on so many human elements -some very conflicting- ranging from hope, compelling compassion, and the draw of sexuality, to revenge, murder and hatred. It brilliantly blends the social and the individual with it's backdrop of the socio-historical landscape of Germany right at the end of World War Two and how the power of that situation impacts on the lives of its protagonists. If ever there was an artful illustration of how one generation is affected by the actions or inactions of a previous generation, Lore excels in demonstrating that.


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