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LORE

by Cate Shortland

synopsis

In 1945, at the close of the war in Germany, a group of children set out to cross a devastated country to reach their grandmother some 900 kilometers to the north. The eldest, Lore, is left in charge of her four younger siblings when their SS Nazi parents are taken into Allied custody. The children must make a journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parent’s actions. In meeting the charismatic and intriguing Thomas, a young Jewish refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire. She is transfixed by her fear of the young man, but must trust the one person whom she has always been taught is the enemy in order to survive.

original title: Lore
country: Germany, Australia, United Kingdom
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Cate Shortland
film run: 110'
release date: DE 11/10/2012, CH 15/11/2012, BE 20/02/2013, FR 20/02/2013, UK 22/02/2013, IE 22/02/2013, NL 07/03/2013, SE 08/03/2013, GR 14/03/2013, DK 04/04/2013, HU 02/05/2013, PT 20/06/2013, PL 12/08/2013, ES 13/12/2013
screenplay: Robin Mukherjee, Cate Shortland
cast: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
cinematography by: Adam Arkapaw
film editing: Veronika Jenet
art director: Jochen Dehn, Silke Fischer
costumes designer: Stefanie Bieker
music: Max Richter
producer: Karsten Stöter, Benny Drechsel, Liz Watts, Paul Welsh
production: Rohfilm GmbH, Edge of the City, Porchlight Films/Australia
distributor: Piffl Medien Filmverleih, Look Now!, Cinemien, Curzon Artificial Eye, Abc Distribution, Haut et Court, Alambique, Njutafilms
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