• 2012
  • Germany / Australia / UK
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Cate Shortland
  • Written by: Cate Shortland, Robin Mukherjee, Rachel Seiffert
  • Cast: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs
  • Language: German/English
  • UK release: 22 February 2013

Germany, 1945: Lore (Rosendahl) is the teenage daughter of a Nazi official who travels with her siblings across the country as the regime topples around them. Despite some plot contrivances, there's lots to admire. Rosendahl is promising and Shortland takes a fresh approach to a time and place that's been explored so often before.

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18 Feb 20133 stars

Beautifully-shot, World War II-set drama explores character raised within Nazi ideology

Nine years after her sensitive debut Somersault, about a teenage runaway in Australia, director Cate Shortland brings us her second feature Lore, adapted from a short story by Rachel Seiffert. Newcomer Saskia Rosendhal plays the titular character in…

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