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  • Starring: AndrĂ© Frid, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Kai-Peter Malina, Mika Seidel, Nele Trebs, Saskia Rosendahl, Ursina Lardi
  • Director: Cate Shortland
  • Genre(s): Drama, Thriller, War
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Languages: English, German (w/ subtitles)
  • Running Time: 109 min.

Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey to reach their grandmother in the north that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents’ actions. (Music Box Films)

"Lore is a rare, wonderful film that works not just as surface entertainment, but has deeper historical meaning, as well as an even grander, more universal statement."
- Jordan Hoffman,
"The film sustains an air of overarching mystery in which the viewer, like the title character, is in the position of a sheltered child plunked into an alien environment and required to fend for herself without a map or compass."
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"This striking, slow-building drama from Cate Shortland uses fractured, impressionistic imagery as a mirror of moral dislocation as the children make their way through an unfamiliar landscape."
- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Australian director Cate Shortland's drama is overflowing with such poetic visual touches, conjuring up a fairytale landscape of long shadows, wafting curtains and waving fronds."
- Xan Brooks, The Guardian