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Lore

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LORE Nele Trebs, Saskia Rosendahl, Mika Seidel, and Andre Frid
Music Box Films

Lore

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
108 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/08/13
performer:
Kai Malina, Saskia Rosendahl
director:
Cate Shortland
distributor:
Music Box Films

We gave it a B+

In defeated Germany at the wretched end of World War II, the title character and her younger siblings are left to fend for themselves by their Nazi parents. This striking, slow-building drama from Cate Shortland (Somersault) uses fractured, impressionistic imagery as a mirror of moral dislocation as the children make their way through an unfamiliar landscape. If everything Lore (Saskia Rosendahl, capturing teen-girl sullenness) has been taught is wrong — about Hitler, about Jews, about the glory of her Vaterland — she might as well be walking on the moon. B+