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Indie Trailer Sunday: Cate Shortland's WWII Romantic Thriller 'Lore'

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February 10, 2013
Source: Apple

Cate Shortland's Lore

"What have we done?" Today's trailer is for a film I've been hearing a lot of great buzz about as one of the best indie surprises of 2012, an Australian-German film called Lore, directed by Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland. It's actually a film in German, set in Germany at the end of WWII, about a young girl named Lore, played by Saskia Rosendahl, and her siblings. Together they set out on a harrowing journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. It's received tremendous buzz and outstanding ratings, thankfully the trailer lives up to expectations in a beautiful way. Give this a look, it's worth a watch.

Watch the official US trailer for Cate Shortland's Lore, originally in high def from Apple:

As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. When she meets a mysterious refugee (played by Kai Malina), Lore finds her world shattered by feelings of hatred and desire as she must trust the very person she was always taught to hate.

Lore is directed by Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland, of a few shorts and the Cannes feature Somersault from 2004 previously. The screenplay was written by Cate Shortland & Robin Mukherjee, based on Rachel Seiffert's novel. This premiered at the Sydney, Locarno & Toronto Film Festivals last year, getting picked up by Music Box Films. They just released Lore in limited theaters February 8th this weekend. Their website.

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  • dianeT
    this trailer has been out for a while - and it's looking excellent.
  • troll moar
    Where are all the explosions? Where is the glorious bravery of American soldiers killing the bad Germans which are all nazis? Just kidding. Looks great. Can't wait for the Hollywood remake.
    • javier
      i hope you're kidding - you do realize there were MANY countries in WWII....hence the name "world war".
      • troll moar
        But the only country that trully really matters in the history of foreverness is 'mericah. The rest is of no consequence. Long live the empire. *hint: Both of my posts are attempts at poking fun of self centered Americans. Not all Americans,just the self centered ones.You know,the ones that stick out the most.
  • clinteastwoodscloset
    I saw this at Toronto. It was a really interesting take on the loss of innocence with some interesting direction. My only complaint is that by the end it began to feel like misery porn, where every scene was was darker and darker. By the end the repetition of misery just felt kind of boring.

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