Lore

Deutschland Australien Großbritannien 2011/2012 Spielfilm

Summary

It is spring 1945, Germany has surrendered. Hour Zero. 14-year-old Lore's parents have vanished, her mother gone to stand by her husband, a senior SS officer interned by the Allies. With the country in ruins, divided into sectors, Lore is forced, like millions of others, to undertake a 900 km cross-country trek, from the Black Forest in the south to Hamburg in the north, to bring herself and her four siblings to the safety of their grandmother's. It is to be an epic journey that challenges every notion they hold of family, love and friendship.

On the road, days turn into weeks and what begins as an adventure becomes a ghostly journey into the heart of darkness of a wrecked country that is only unwillingly able to look the horrors of its own actions in the eye.

Still lacking a sense of what has transpired in the concentration and death camps, Lore realizes something terrible must have happened. She comes to feel increasingly that her parents must have been part of a crime, the scale of which she is still a long way from grasping. The paths of Lore, baby Peter, Liesel (11) and the twins Jürgen and Günter (8) cross those of Thomas, an emaciated young man of erratic behaviour who has a number tattooed on his forearm. It is unclear where he comes from and where he is going. But his persistence, disarming manner and unexpected moments of kindness slowly wins the children's confidence, but is he to be trusted?

At the end of the film Lore will reach her destination and Thomas' dark secret will be revealed. Too much will have happened to be put into words. Lore and her siblings might have returned to the security of their family but nothing will ever be as it was before.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director

Script supervisor

Director of photography

Steadycam operator

Production design

Property master

Stand-by props

Costume design

Editing

Sound design

Music

Line producer

Unit production manager

Original distributor

Shoot

    • 19.07.2011 - 14.09.2011: Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
Duration:
109 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.10.2012, 134642, ab 16 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (CH): 02.08.2012, Locarno, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 01.11.2012

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Lore

Versions

Original

Duration:
109 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.10.2012, 134642, ab 16 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (CH): 02.08.2012, Locarno, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 01.11.2012

Awards

Filmplus 2013 2013
  • NRW Schnitt Preis Spielfilm
Giffoni Film Festival 2013
  • 2. Platz der Jugendjury
  • Arca Cinemagiovani Award
  • Campania Regional Council Award
  • 2. Platz, GENERATOR +16
Deutscher Filmpreis 2013
  • Lola, Bester Spielfilm in Bronze
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2013
  • Bester Komponist
Hessischer Filmpreis 2012
  • Bester Film
Filmfest Hamburg 2012
  • Preis der Hamburger Filmkritik
FBW 2012
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
IFF Locarno 2012
  • Publikumspreis