A film by Cate Shortland
Starring Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Nele Trebs

Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, staunch Nazi believers, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents’ actions.

Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north.

After meeting the charismatic Thomas, a mysterious young refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.

Intense and emotional. Saskia Rosendahl is mesmerizing. —Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust. —Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter


Technical Information

Production Year
Countries of Production
Germany, Australia, United Kingdom
German, English
Running Time
109 mins

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