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Lore

4

Saskia Rosendahl stars in this poignant Cate Shortland film

Germany 1945, and the Fuhrer's death has just been announced.

Following her SS officer father’s suicide and her mother’s imprisonment, the teenage Lore (Saskia Rosendhal) has to trek across a ravaged landscape in the company of her four younger siblings.

Imaginatively adapted by Australian director Cate Shortland (Somersault) from The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert and built around Rosendhal’s outstanding performance, this oblique and understated tale of lost innocence conveys both an individual’s experiences and a powerful sense of a ruined nation.

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