Ended on 4/25/2013

LORE -  (unrated)

2012 - Germany | Australia | UK - German | English - 109 minutes - Music Box Films

Directed by: Cate Shortland

Featuring: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina and Nele Trebs

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Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, staunch Nazi believers, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic Thomas, a mysterious young refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive.

Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Winner! Locarno Film Festival 2012 - Audience Award
Winner! Hamptons International Film Festival 2012 Golden Starfish Award - Narrative Feature, Cate Shortland

"Intense and emotional. Saskia Rosendahl is mesmerizing." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Critic's Pick!" - The New York Times

“Cate Shortland’s promise is amply, even startlingly, fulfilled.” - Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

"A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust." - Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter

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Posted by : Ron Date Added: 3/31/2013 1:13:25 PMreport this post 
This movie, a gripping depiction of the aftermath of world war two; and the many displaced people of the Holocaust. The main characters: a baby, two-grade school boys, a tween sister, and an older one, are abandoned by high-ranking SS Nazi parents (imprisoned for war crimes)to find a distant relative in North Germany. The viewer is faced with the delusion that these Hitler Youth were raised with, and their realization that the world outside of that sphere, was evil, and the eventuality of them abandoning parental loyalty, discovering the evil of the Third Reich. Great film depicting another facet of World War Two.

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