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Saskia Rosendahl
Director: Cate Shortland Cast: Saskia Rosendahl
Saskia Rosendahl
, Kai Malina
Kai Malina
, Ursina Lardi
Ursina Lardi
Cate Shortland

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The daughter of Nazis arrested by Allied forces ventures across Germany with her four younger siblings in hopes of reaching their grandmother, encountering a young Jewish refugee along the way who may prove to be their only hope of surviving the harrowing ordeal in this World War II drama based on Rachel Seiffert's novel The Dark Room. It's the spring of 1945. Adolf Hitler is dead and Allied forces are advancing through Germany, arresting and imprisoning Nazis as the fractured country's "final victory" slips permanently out of reach. Swept out of her opulent Bavarian home in a whirlwind by her father, an SS officer, and her embittered mother, 14-year-old Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) and her four younger siblings occupy a secluded farm; one day, their mother disappears down a long country road after telling Lore to find her way to her grandmother's house in Hamburg. Determined yet terrified, the shaken teen gathers up her siblings and sets out on a difficult journey across war-torn Germany. Later, just when it begins to seem as if all hope is lost, the weary young travelers cross paths with Thomas (Kai Malina), a young, enigmatic drifter who selflessly protects and feeds them. The fact that Thomas is Jewish challenges everything Lore has been taught to believe about the people whom the Führer despised, sparking an intense internal conflict in the confused adolescent, who will do anything to ensure the safety of her younger brothers and sisters.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2013
UPC: 0741360538238
Original Release: 2012
Source: Music Box Films
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 34,824

Special Features

The making of Lore; Deleted scenes; Alternate ending; Memories of a German girl; Panel discussion

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Saskia Rosendahl Lore
Kai Malina Thomas
Ursina Lardi Mutti
Hans-Jochen Wagner Vati
Nele Trebs Liesel
Mika Siedel Jürgen
Andre Frid Günter
Eva-Maria Hagen Omi
Mike Weidner Young German Soldier
Nick Leander Holaschke Baby Peter
Sven Pippig Farmer
Philip Wiegratz Helmut
Katrin Pollitt Farmer's Wife
Hendrik Arnst Ox Cart Man
Claudia Geisler Ox Cart Woman
Ulrike Medgyesy Young Woman with Baby
Katharina Spiering School House Woman 1
Franziska Traub School House Woman 2
Hanne Wolharn School House Woman 3
Friederike Frerichs Widow
Fabian Stumm U.S. Soldier Truck
Tim Karasch U.S. Soldier
Daniel Kohl U.S. Soldier
Jan Heyne Boatman
Jochen Doring U.S. Soldier Checkpoint
Birte Schnoing Young Brunette
Lucas Reiber German Soldier 1
Wanda Colombina Young Blonde
Pit Bukowski German Soldier 2
Glenn Arrowsmith British Train Soldier
Paul Welsh British Train Soldier
Antonia Cacilia Holfelder Maid

Technical Credits
Cate Shortland Director,Screenwriter
Adam Arkapaw Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Stephanie Bieker Costumes/Costume Designer
Jochen Dehn Art Director
Anja Dihrberg Casting
Benny Dreschel Producer
Silke Fischer Production Designer
Veronika Jenet Editor
Margaret Matheson Executive Producer
Linda Micsko Associate Producer
Robin Mukherjee Screenwriter
Sam Petty Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Max Richter Score Composer
Jacqueline Rietz Casting
Barbara Schubert Asst. Director
Anita Sheehan Executive Producer
Vincent Sheehan Executive Producer
Karsten Stoter Producer
Axel Unbescheid Production Manager
Liz Watts Producer
Paul Welsh Producer

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