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A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride, Run Lola Run is the internationally acclaimed sensation about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Lola (Franka Potente). She's just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend, Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who's lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. If Lola doesn't replace the money in twenty minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences. Set to a throbbing techno score, "Lola's like a human stun gun!" Peter Rainer, New York Magazine.
It's difficult to create a film that's fast paced, exciting, and aesthetically appealing without diluting its dialogue. Run Lola Run, directed and written by Tom Tykwer, is an enchanting balance of pace and narrative, creating a universal parable that leaps over cultural barriers. This is the story of young Lola (Franka Potente) and her boyfriend Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu). In the space of 20 minutes, they must come up with 100,000 deutsche marks to pay back a seedy gangster, who will be less than forgiving when he finds out that Manni incompetently lost his cash to an opportunistic vagrant. Lola, confronted with one obstacle after another, rides an emotional roller coaster in her high-speed efforts to help the hapless Manni--attempting to extract the cash first from her double-dealing father (appropriately a bank manager), and then by any means necessary. From this point nothing goes right for either protagonist, but just when you think you've figured out the movie, the director introduces a series of brilliant existential twists that boggle the mind. Tykwer uses rapid camera movements and innovative pauses to explore the theme of cause and effect. Accompanied by a pulse-pounding soundtrack, we follow Lola through every turn and every heartbreak as she and Manni rush forward on a collision course with fate. There were a variety of original and intelligent films released in 1999, but perhaps none were as witty and clever as this little gem--one of the best foreign films of the year. --Jeremy Storey --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Its a good movie. Plus this bluray has a key under 31 so its watchable under linux.Published 3 months ago by K. JAHNKE
If you like wierd stuff, you're gonna like this one. There are incredibly great cinematographic ideas in that movie. Very interesting.Published on May 24 2013 by Éric
First, excellent BluRay transfer, and good "extra" features.
I will not recount the story, but it is really well filmed with a very different angle to the "ground hog... Read more
A T.S. Eliot quote. A swinging pendulum and spinning hands on a monstrous clock. Countless faded figures moving quickly by. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2008 by EA Solinas
i heard alot of good things about this movie but when i saw it i just didn't get it.to me there was not much substance at all, less a movie and more a skeleton of a movie. Read morePublished on May 21 2006
We watched this for a media class, it is interesting and has a lot of very forward concepts/stylistic devices (incorporating animation, photo stills, etc), however the acting/plot... Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2005 by Katherine
ok, so u want to know what a bad film is like. yea well dnt watch this one cause u will just fall asleep and still not know the film is about her running and runninga and running... Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by ann