Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Lore (2012) Germany | Australia

When your family believes in you, who would you trust.

Drama | Thriller | War

Also known as:
The Dark Room

"When your life is a lie, who can you trust?"

      From the Australian director whose second venture is this which is an official entry for American Academy Awards from the country. It was based on the book 'The Dark Room' which is inspired by the real event. A story told from the Germans perspective about young brothers and sisters who were strayed during the devastated Germany by the war. In such condition these youngsters avoid the roads and curfew cities and all the above finding a way to survive. Food and shelter are their main concern. It had little disturbing violence and sex scenes. There's a lot in the movie to understand about the human affection while hating somebody from the eye of a teen.

      The story follows just after the Nazi Germany was defeated in the second world war where the country was divided into 4 parts. In one of the divisions from the south-west which belong to the Americans is where this story takes place. A 14 year old Lore leads her family with younger siblings to their grandmother's house after their Nazi parents were captured by the invaders. In their 900km journey they must travel by foot before catching a train to the destined place. They meet a mysterious young Jewish, Thomas, who thought to be a threat to them. This young siblings must put all their trust on him in order to their journey to be safer. And the remaining story tells whether their ultimate goal is achieved or not.

      This movie was similar to the 2003 French movie 'Strayed' where the character Thomas is almost resembles one from that movie. But this movie is only slightly ahead of that movie in all the perspective from better story and all. The performance of the actress who played the Lore was outstanding. When I first saw the movie poster I believed she was Evangeline Lilly of 'Lost' fame. It is a very well made movie and the screenplay was the highlight. Deserve the appreciation from the critics circuit and movie fans.

Similar movies:
Strayed, Atonement, Defiance, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Suitable for:
Tween, Teen, Adult, All

Final verdict:
Ignore, Bad, Average, Good, Excellent

Lore (2012) on IMDb

  • Tween: From age between 7 to 12
  • Teen: From age between 13 to 19
  • Adult: From age above 20
  • Ignore: Not worth watching
  • Bad: Not good but watchable
  • Average: 50-50, choice is always yours
  • Good: great certainly not masterpiece
  • Excellent: A must see, Masterpiece

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