Rated NR · 109 minutes · 2013

Drama, War
Taking place after Hitler’s suicide and while the Allied forces are closing in, this WWII drama almost asks the verboten: to have a little sympathy for the enemy. In this case, it’s the children of an SS officer and his complicit wife. After her parents are whisked away to prison, teenage Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) must lead her four siblings, including an infant, through the Black Forest of Germany to a beacon of safety: their grandmother’s house. It sounds like a fairy tale, and indeed there are a fair share of obstacles and evils they encounter along the way. The biggest horror they face is learning what their beloved Führer, and more personally, their parents, where up to while they were living comfortably in the bucolic countryside. It’s a harrowing and sometimes grisly picture, and Cate Shoreland’s direction fits somewhere between Ken Loach’s gritty realism and Terrence Malick’s stunning, poetic imagery.
Official Site: www.musicboxfilms.com/lore-movies-53.php
Director: Cate Shortland
Producer: Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stoter, Liz Watts and Paul Welsh
Cast: Mika Seidel, Ursina Lardi, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Sven Pippig, Philip Wiegratz, Katrin Pollitt, Hendrik Arnst, Claudia Geisler, Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, André Frid, Kai-Peter Malina and Nick Holaschke


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Chicago Reader Who did you gas in the war, daddy? Lore and Hitler's Children look at the heirs of Nazi war criminals. by J.R. Jones 02/14/2013
East Bay Express Lore Daughter courage. by Kelly Vance 02/27/2013
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NUVO Movie review: Lore The deceptively low-key 'Lore,' about the post-WWII travails of the children of an SS officer, leaves plenty of heavy lifting to viewers. by Ed Johnson-Ott 04/04/2013
Indy Week A teenage girl grows up on a journey across Germany after the war in Lore Lore and her siblings find themselves alone in the world, with only a few valuables to barter on their way to their grandmother's house hundreds of miles north. by David Fellerath 05/15/2013
Chicago Reader Year in review: 2013 at the movies Year in review: J.R. Jones and Ben Sachs each pick their top ten. by J.R. Jones and Ben Sachs 12/24/2013

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