Run Lola Run (1999)
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|The story of two young lovers who find themselves with very little time when a shady deal goes awry. Manni, who works for the mob, has 20 minutes to find 100,000 missing deutsche marks. Lola is the only person who can rescue him from a terrible fate.|
"Exhilarating. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"A stylistic triumph -- swift, witty, consistently dazzling to behold! Stephen Farber, Movieline
"Stunning. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Editor's NoteSet against the gritty urban scenescape of Berlin and a pounding techno soundtrack, RUN LOLA RUN is a frenetic, inventive existential thriller that explores the life-altering impact of seemingly inconsequential actions. Beautiful, hip, and young, poor Lola has but 20 minutes to locate a missing bag containing 100,000 Deutsche marks or come up with the money some other way--if she can't, gangsters are going to kill her boyfriend. A pulse-raising race against time, the film employs a startling array of innovative techniques to present three separate scenarios, all departing from a single split-second decision Lola makes. Franka Potente, who also sings on the soundtrack, is mesmerizing as Lola. Winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director at the German Film Awards; 1998 Bambi Award; and the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Cast & Crew
|Frank Griebe - Cinematographer|
|Tom Tykwer - Director|
|Franka Potente - Musical Score|
|Reinhold Heil - Musical Score|
|Stefan Arndt - Producer|
|Tom Tykwer - Screenplay|
Cannes Film Festival (1999)
|Tom Tykwer, Winner, Audience Award|
Venice Film Festival (1998)
|Tom Tykwer, Nominee, Golden Lion Award|
Customer Reviews of Run Lola Run
This film quickly became a favorite. Not only is it one of the few DVDs that I can watch in German, but the plot is great. I can never tire watching it. The fast-paced story keeps you watching and wondering. Superbly done!
Good movie, saw it in German class, can be a little slow and/or monotonous, but easy to follow and understand, sure it's in German, but it's interesting to listen to. Filming was done well, and kinda ironic and funny at the end.
Great flick. Simple storyline with extremely deep meaning. Cinematography reminds of either the Matrix (minus the Sci-Fi) or MTV videos. A fun movie to watch. Great direction.
One of my favorite movies2/5/2000
Simply a masterpiece, a great movie that's mainstream but is also off teh beaten path. Keeps you riveted, interested-- a thrill ride.
This was one of the funnest movies I've ever seen in my life.
Puts American film to shame.1/17/2000
A brilliant idea gone perfectly right.
Go, Pulp Fiction and a music video mixed together to create an unbelievable movie. Very unique story, acting and cinematography. Give this movie a chance and you're love it.
One of the best films of 199912/10/1999
Well conceived and constructed. Very creative and dynamic special effects. Excellent soundtrack.
Run Lola Run12/5/1999
In 20 minutes, Lola must finds 100,000 Marks to save his boyfriend. This German film takes us throught the streets and allys of Berlin. With 3 different outcomes, this entertaining, funny, and exciting film deserves a spot on your shelf! The soundtrack is one of the best techno-mix I've heard in a movie. Another must buy!
An Exciting Ride12/1/1999
Movie works brilliantly with rythmic editing and music. A must see for any aspiring film buff or filmmaker. Saw it 3 times in the theater and learned something new after each viewing.