We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here


Video clips are automatically supplied by broadcasters and distributors. RadioTimes.com is not responsible for the clip's contents.

Cate Shortland (2012)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This visually striking but sombre drama focuses on a small group of children making their way through a ravaged Germany in the months after the collapse of the Third Reich. But it is more than a gruelling study of survival, for these children have been brought up to believe every grotesque lie the Nazis told and are now confronted with the appalling truth. After her father and mother are arrested by the Allies, 14-year-old Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) is left to care for her younger siblings. They set off for their grandmother's house in Hamburg, a long journey that will bring the war home to them for the first time. In constant fear for her siblings as well as herself, Lore is also wary of - and perhaps attracted to - the young Jewish man (Kai Malina) who rescues and befriends them. Australian co-writer and director Cate Shortland gets astounding performances from a very young cast in a film that is quietly shocking and offers no comforting answers.


A German teenager raised by Nazis is left to look after her younger siblings after her parents are imprisoned in the last days of the Second World War. As she leads her family across the war-torn country, she is helped by a Jewish refugee and starts to question the beliefs her mother and father taught her. Drama, starring Saskia Rosendahl and Nele Trebs. In German and English.

Cast & Crew

Lore Saskia Rosendahl
Thomas Kai Malina
Liesel Nele Trebs
Mutti Ursina Lardi
Vati Hans-Jochen Wagner
Jürgen Mika Seidel
Günther André Frid
Director Cate Shortland
see more

Other Information

Language: German, English +subtitles Colour Theatrical distributor: Artificial Eye Guidance: Violence, some swearing, sex scenes, nudity. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 22 Feb 2013


Have Your Say What did you think of Lore?

view all comments (0)