Lore 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… Lore 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… 2013-02-08 Unrated PT108M Kai Malina Saskia Rosendahl Music Box Films
Movie Review

Lore (2013)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
LORE Nele Trebs, Saskia Rosendahl, Mika Seidel, and Andre Frid
Image credit: Music Box Films
LORE Nele Trebs, Saskia Rosendahl, Mika Seidel, and Andre Frid
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Feb 08, 2013; Rated: Unrated; Length: 108 Minutes; With: Kai Malina and Saskia Rosendahl; Distributor: Music Box Films

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+

Originally posted Feb 13, 2013 Published in issue #1247 Feb 22, 2013 Order article reprints