Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interned 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 (Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic Thomas (Kai Malina, The White Ribbon), 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. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

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Director Cate Shortland takes a road trip through Germany to scout locations

Director:

Cate Shortland

Cast:

Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Mika Seidel, André Frid, Eva-Maria Hagen

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 48mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

Germany/UK/Australia