After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her siblings across war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters a mysterious Jewish refugee who shatters her fragile reality. To survive, she must trust someone she was taught to hate.
Director: Cate Shortland. Germany, 2012. 109 minutes. Cert: 15A. Language: German
Cate Shortland (Somersault) offers a unique perspective on the nature of collusion with this story of a young German girl who, at the end of WWII, leads her siblings through a devastated and defeated nation. Shortland’s attention to detail and the beauty of the imagery she creates in her account of a national psyche brainwashed to believe in their own supremacy, only to confront the horror that resulted, is filled with brilliance and surprise in equal measure. – Dingle Film Festival 2012
Starring: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Ursina Lardi, Nele Trebs