Stranded with her younger siblings after their Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) leads the remains of her family across war-torn Germany in 1945. To survive, the children must reach their Grandmother's house in the North, but amidst the chaos of a defeated nation Lore encounters the mysterious and intriguing Thomas (Kai Malina), a young Jewish refugee. Unwanted, unwelcome, Thomas follows them and Lore finds her fragile reality shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire. To live, she must learn to trust a person she has been taught to hate. And as the consequences of her parents actions and beliefs become apparent, Lore must also start to face the darkness within herself. Featuring a superb central performance from newcomer Saskia Rosendahl and stunning photography by Adam Arkapaw ("Animal Kingdom", "Snowtown"), this immersive German-language drama is directed and co-written by acclaimed Australian director Cate Shortland ("Somersault").

Year: 2012
Genre: Drama, War and Anti-War Films, German Cinema, Australian Film, Film Festivals 2012
Country: Australia, Germany
Director: Cate Shortland
Starring: Ursina Lardi, Nele Trebs, Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Mika Seidel, Andre Frid, Eva-Maria Hagen
Duration: 105 Minutes
Rating: M - Violence and content that may disturb
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Germany)



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