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½ June 25, 2017
I watched Lore in 2014 and it has stayed with me since then. It truly affected me. There is so much unsaid anguish, doubts and emotions-- like real life. And it depicts the aftermath of WWII in Germany. How could anyone have sympathy with those who were active or complacent in Germany's butchery of the Europe but you do.
This is their side of the story, the Germans who had to come to grips with the stark reality of what their third Reich had vanquished on the rest of the world. And worse yet, it is shown through the eyes of the children- the innocents. It is terrible. As war always is, a complete and utter idiocy in which humans want to indulge again and again.
It is worth watching and worth keeping in one's cinematic library.
October 13, 2016
10/13/16 Netflix DVD
Engrossing, difficult to watch, beautifully filmed this is a war story rarely told. The story of the losing side civilian population struggling to survive and find some safe connection to family and the past. The filmmaker does a great job of making the viewer feel the fear, pain, anxiety and deprivation of Lore and her siblings. The arrival of Thomas only adds to Lore's confusion and conflict. I can understand why it was an Academy Award submission.
July 1, 2016
Minimal judgement, minimal pandering. Just life, flowing through this familiar neck of the woods - in a rather unfamiliar way. This walz-like flow, aptly balancing out the film's brutal coming-of-age backbone.
½ April 3, 2016
Contains lots of minges being touched by grubby hands
½ February 29, 2016
Delicately handled, yet gripping and full of emotion. The central performance from Saskia Rosendahl is so subtle, she pulls you in from the outset and leaves you wanting more.
February 6, 2016
An Australian directed film (you would be mistaken thinking it was a foreign film). Set in Nazi Germany straight after WWII, a family of children cross Germany to reach a safe haven (their grandmothers place). This story is mainly about their struggles and fight for survival.
December 14, 2015
Fascinating. In many ways. Sad and heart breaking but also uplifting. Children, left on their own devices. Overly blue eyes, also metaphorically. Prejudice and survival. but what I did not like was the open end......
½ December 2, 2015
Innocence and adversity are beautifully examined and filmed in what can be a stressful journey to watch given it's children trying their best to survive in a country torn apart and divided by war.
December 2, 2015
A difficult one to watch, cleverly directed and shot with staccato, fragmented scenes and images. Films which explore the plight of Germans in the years following 1945 are rare, I can only think of a couple of others. This one is sympathetic to the children who are the main characters, while presenting the prejudices and attitudes of the Nazis quite clearly. It also explores the nature of survival, and the amoral approach required to ensure it in such circumstances. Lots of subtle little sub-themes here, too.
½ October 18, 2015
This was such a heavy film. War movies always are, but this was very weighty. Maybe it was the contrast between the devastation of war and the innocence of Lore and her siblings along with the immense beauty of the countryside. Worth seeing.
August 20, 2015
Lore released in 2012 directed by Cate Shortland was an amazing film with very few negative points. Lore is a film about her leading her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. In the days of Adolf Hitler when all came crumbling down and finally to an end. Lore in this film was the daughter of a Nazi militant, who he in the end was running to hide. Lore and her brothers an sisters didn't realize what her family was, they only knew what they we brought up to think. Lore ends up having to take her brothers and sisters far from the area being if they were found they would be put to death.

This movie is outstanding! Caught it last night on Netflix based on the ratings of Lore on Rotten Tomatoes website. Netflix rating had a low score of which usually when we see a low star count we dont bother watching. Now Rotten Tomatoes had a score of 96% Tomatoes which states the movie is awesome based on real peoples opinions, so we watched it. To our surprise this film was remarkably put together, the acting was top notch, and the affect omg; so realistic. Lore is a sad film being that the eyes & the mind have to endure the thought of what mankind in that era had done, and become. It is a slow film working off of every detail, keeping you on your toes to watch; it is impossible to stop viewing it. It's a frightening film, knowing that things on both sides of the spectrum can be so easily misplaced within morality.

The only thing that was bad or upsetting about the film, is the way it ended. You'd have to see it to decide for yourself, But think it's brilliant work! Check out the trailer below.
May 17, 2015
Heavy. Raw. Disorienting new perspective on post WWII. This is the story of a teenage girl and her Nazi-connected brothers and sisters on the run.
April 30, 2015
This was just one of those very unique and insightful films, and yet it was deeply sad, and unsettling for the duration. The acting was brilliant. There were so many points where words could not have done justice, so actions and expressions did far more. Wonderful cinematography overall.
March 15, 2015
Hard, and very good. Nothing has only one side.
March 6, 2015
Interesting story as are all of these moral dilemmas from WWII.
½ February 28, 2015
This is a completely atypical coming of age story, since the protagonist is violently and swiftly forced out of her childhood. Saskia Rosendahl gives a compelling debut performance as Lore, as she constantly confronted with things she learned as a child being challenged and we see her start making her own opinions and decisions. The movie overall is simple, sparse. We only see what we need to. There is no exposition or filler, we just see their journey. As with most movies of this nature, it does drag a little bit, especially in the middle, but this is still a really interesting character study, as well as a look at a side of history we don't normally see.
Super Reviewer
February 16, 2015
A fascinating look at the family of a Nazi officer after suffering defeat in 1945, and difficulty they and their countrymen have in grappling with a shattered world view. Beautifully filmed with a haunting performance by Rosendahl as she is forced from her cocoon of Nazi idealism and privilege into a world of privation, death and chaos. Excellently directed, "Lore" is a stunning and thought-provoking experience in a way different from any other World War II films I have seen. Highly recommended.
January 26, 2015
A poetic and atmospheric look at the after effects a German family deals with in the aftermath of D-Day, Hitler's suicide and the demise of the third reach. The severe brainwashing of the German children at the center of this story unravels gradually as they experience the harsh realities of surviving as they travel through the wasteland that is left in Germany. The film presents an interesting and different look at WWII and impressed me with the kid's performances and the fantastic cinematography. But the plot and story is a bit clunky and simplistic. And the characters just don't reveal enough complexity. The film felt like a bit of a missed opportunity, it it was a valiant effort from everyone involved.
½ January 24, 2015
Many WWII inspired films have been made and it seems as if many more can still be produced, given how much of the world shared in this conflict. There are so many dimensions and slices of that grand piece of history and this slice was told with an amazing score that accompanied the engrossing storyline helping to create yet another uniquely rich picture of that era.
January 20, 2015
Poetic. Stunning. Haunting. Says so much with so little.
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