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Cate Shortland

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About the Movie

After being abandoned by their Nazi parents at the end of World War II, five German siblings embark on a harrowing journey across their war-torn country. Led by the eldest, 14 year-old Lore, the children are forced to confront their parents' actions and the reality of the new world in which they find themselves. When the group encounters the mysterious Thomas, a Jewish refugee, Lore finds herself torn by conflicting emotions - her innate contempt for his kind and her burgeoning sexual desire. Lyrical, haunting, and unforgettable, Lore is a strikingly unique coming-of-age tale and an unforgettable look at the human legacy of the holocaust.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 112
  • Fresh: 105
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: This striking, slow-building drama ... uses fractured, impressionistic imagery as a mirror of moral dislocation as the children make their way through an unfamiliar landscape. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Feb 13, 2013

Fresh: Lore, from Australian director Cate Shortland, proceeds like a long-ago fairy tale, dark-hued, grounded in real-life 20th-century horrors. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Jan 1, 2014

Fresh: Full of surprises, the movie draws a thin line between pity and revulsion - how would you feel if you had discovered your whole life had been based on lies? – Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 28, 2013

Fresh: A fiercely poetic portrait of a young woman staggering beyond innocence and denial, it's about the wars that rage within after the wars outside are lost. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Mar 7, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Great movie

I have been waiting for this to come out on iTunes. I watched it before it came out and loved it. It is totally different from other ww2 movies.


I watched this movie twice because It was that good! A young child's mind is formed and fashioned by parent's, and when parent's are deceived this deception trickles down to the young impressional minds that are looking up to them. I do love this based on a true story of a 14 year old girl, who in real life was really 12 at the time and her courage to survive.

Terrific film!

A hauntingly beautiful film whose actors were incredible.

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Foreign
  • Released: 2013

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