“Lore” is a 2012 Australian-German historical drama film directed by Cate Shortland and starring Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, and Nele Trebs. The film is set in Germany in 1945, immediately after the end of World War II, and follows the journey of a teenage girl named Lore (played by Saskia Rosendahl) as she leads her siblings across a war-torn country to reach their grandmother’s house in the north.
Lore’s father, a high-ranking Nazi officer, has been arrested by the Allies and her mother has abandoned the family, leaving Lore in charge of her younger siblings. As they travel through the devastated landscape, they encounter a young Jewish refugee named Thomas (played by Kai-Peter Malina) who helps them along the way. Lore’s beliefs and values are challenged as she is forced to confront the reality of the war and the atrocities committed by her father and the Nazi regime.
The film is a powerful exploration of identity, morality, and the devastating impact of war on individuals and families. It features stunning cinematography and a hauntingly beautiful score that perfectly captures the mood and atmosphere of the time period. The performances by the cast, particularly Saskia Rosendahl as Lore, are exceptional and add depth and complexity to the characters.
Overall, “Lore” is a compelling and emotionally charged film that delves into the complexities of a dark period in history. It is a poignant reminder of the importance of empathy, compassion, and understanding in the face of intolerance and hatred.
Duration: 109 min.