By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated February 26, 2013 at 05:00 AM EST
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Lore

type
  • Movie

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+

Lore

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 108 minutes
director
  • Cate Shortland

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