Run, Lola, Run 1998

Run Lola Run (original German title Lola rennt, translates as Lola Runs) is a 1998 German film written and directed by Tom Tykwer, and starring Franka Potente as Lola and Moritz Bleibtreu as Manni.

The story follows a woman who needs to obtain 100,000 deutschmarks in 20 minutes to save her boyfriend’s life.

Plot: Once in a while one gets to watch a movie that is so unique in its content and so bold in its outlook that it stuns the senses out of the concerned moviegoer; the remarkable German film Run Lola Run is one such fabulous effort. Set in the vibrant city of Berlin, the movie starts off with a not so innocuous telephonic conversation where a guy informs his red-haired girlfriend Lola that he owes the mob a huge amount, and if she fails to get him that sum within the next 20 minutes, he will make an attempt to loot the departmental store in front of him. This sets off a chain of motion that’s so wacky and outrageously entertaining that it’ll blow anybody’s head off. Set against a pulsating score and a host of wildly innovative techniques like flash-forwards (employing ‘Butterfly Effect’), Lola’s run is recorded three time the first two being hypothetical each slightly dissimilar in path but devastatingly different in consequence. The only thing which can be added here without revealing more is that one has got to view this extraordinarily original high-octane movie to believe in the epithet that “imagination truly knows no bound”.
The soundtrack of the film, by Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, includes numerous musical quotations of the sustained string chords of The Unanswered Question, an early 20th-century chamber ensemble work by American composer Charles Ives. In the original work, the chords are meant to represent the “the Silences of the Druids who Know, See and Hear Nothing.”
* Franka Potente as Lola
* Moritz Bleibtreu as Manni
* Herbert Knaup as Papa
* Nina Petri as Frau Hansen
* Armin Rohde as Herr Schuster
* Joachim Król as Norbert von Au
* Ludger Pistor as Herr Meier
* Suzanne von Borsody as Frau Jäger
* Sebastian Schipper as Mike
* Julia Lindig as Doris
* Lars Rudolph as Herr Kruse
* Ute Lubosch as Mama
* Hans Paetsch as Narrator

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