February 2013 Don't Miss Movie: 'Lore'

The story of a young German girl who must care for her siblings postwar

by Alison Bailes
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Photograph: Courtesy of Music Box Films

Australian director Cate Shortland offers a haunting picture of a young girl’s loss of innocence. Fourteen-year-old Lore (Saskia Rosendahl, left) must care for four siblings when her Nazi parents are imprisoned in postwar Germany. After she is befriended by a Jewish man (Kai Malina), her journey becomes a poignant allegory for a country struggling for identity in the wake of unimaginable horror.

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