Run Lola Run
One of the best flash-forwad German movies. Some of you might be disappointed by the story, but its fast storyline will keep you entertained throughout the movie. Grade "B+"
>>By Aopu (Friday, 13 Dec 2002 19:10)
i love this movie. i guess there's deeper symbolism than what's on the surface. truly one of my fav's.
>>By Ana banana (Monday, 3 Feb 2003 05:28)
This movie rocks!! It's my fav., and always will be...rock on!
>>By poe (Thursday, 3 Apr 2003 20:07)
how does the first scenario end
>>By william h (Wednesday, 14 May 2003 15:49)
sooooo cool. all the circles and spirals. totally awesome. but dont see The Princess and The Warrior. Same director and Franka's in it, but it sucks majorly.
>>By Pecosita (Wednesday, 25 Jun 2003 06:47)
As far as foreign films go, not many make enough of a splash to get any real attention here in the states. Recent successes like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon have managed to break thru into the mainstream US culture, but we are limiting ourselves to fantasy-type films, and looking over the more serious dramas that hold a lot of promise. One such film that did receive a lot of praise from the critics, but didn't get a lot of play while it was in theaters, is the stylish thriller, Run Lola Run. Set in Germany, this unique movie tells the story of Lola (Potente) and Manni (Bleibtreu), a young couple that is forced into a dangerous situation. Manni makes his living as a thief and thug for a powerful crime boss. Manni is working a job one day and picks up 100,000 marks to deliver to his boss, but when Lola isn't there to pick him up, Manni is forced to take the subway home. While on the train, some police officers show up, and Manni flees the scene by instinct, but forgets the money. Now Manni's in danger, the boss is going to meet him in 20 minutes, and if Manni doesn't have the cash, he will die. It's now up to Lola to find a way to get the money Manni needs and get it to him, before the boss shows up, or Manni does something stupid, like robbing a store. The cool thing about this movie is not only the way it takes place in nearly real-time, but the story is told 3 different times, each time the choices Lola makes affect the lives of the people she comes into contact with. For example, Lola runs into a woman out for a walk with her child, each time she does so, we see what happens to the woman thru a quick series of snapshots, foretelling her future. This happens with a few different people and the outcome is different each time. I was a little set off by the way the audio translation of German into English didn't always match up very well with the subtitles, but the voice acting was good enough to make up for it. Potente carries the film very well as she frantically flies over town looking for a way to save her lover, and she will be making (what I believe to be) her American film début later this year along side Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity. The disc offers basic extras; a trailer for the film, talent files, a commentary track with the director and star, and a music video. Despite a few language inconsistencies, the story is original and exciting. It's too late to see it in the theaters, but if you look around your local rental places you shouldn't have any trouble finding this one. I highly recommend it and give this movie a solid 4.
>>By Led Gopher (Wednesday, 27 Aug 2003 06:48)
I watched it the other night when I was pissed. Couldn't make head nor tail of it.
>>By RobbieBoy (Friday, 19 Sep 2003 15:52)
saw it the first time when i was 15 and i didn't know what people liked about it so much, but i watched it again a few weeks ago and it is really a good movie, the story is okay but how tom did everything just amazing. reallyliked it
>>By juylma (Friday, 19 Sep 2003 20:05)
We were forced to watch run Lola run in my german class but i thought it was actually good. Has anyone ever seen the simpson's episode where they did a sort of spoof on the film?
>>By Too Smart for a nickname (Sunday, 21 Sep 2003 13:02)
We just watched this my German class - I really liked it. It's not like anything I've ever seen before...it actually reminded me of those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books when I was a kid - small decisions can change the course of your life.
BTW, does anybody know where I can find the soundtrack? All these songs are in my head now and I don't know them...*forlorn*
>>By Mara (Thursday, 30 Oct 2003 19:27)
there are not many great films like this fuckin amazing
>>By therion (Tuesday, 30 Mar 2004 00:28)
woohoo! Run Lola Run fucking rocks! everyone should see it. foreign movies are so much better than american chliched shit. america is getting borrrrring .
>>By ania (Tuesday, 30 Mar 2004 01:31)
this movie is so great really its awsome does anyone know who played lola and mani i used to remember but now i forget
>>By therion (Tuesday, 30 Mar 2004 16:38)
I really loved this movie, perhaps one of the better German made movies out there....:)
>>By JrzyGirl (Tuesday, 30 Mar 2004 17:02)
I would have been happier if she had just walked so the film lasted longer.
>>By Crick (Wednesday, 31 Mar 2004 13:42)
the whole point of the film was an endless loop walking would make it boring
>>By *Vovin* (Wednesday, 31 Mar 2004 19:32)
i just really love the way this movie reminds me that all of my choices affect the way my life will turn out!
>>By mrs. rosewater (Friday, 16 Apr 2004 01:08)
yeah, i just watched it! it was really an amazing movie! the concept is great! the acting was great! and the soundtrack also!!!:))))))
>>By Eli_Molko (Saturday, 4 Dec 2004 20:11)
just like sliding doors
>>By heynotyoupunk (Monday, 6 Dec 2004 03:00)
Run Lola Run is one of the best German movies ever. I`ve seen lots of them, but this is still one of my favourites.
>>By Calen (Wednesday, 8 Dec 2004 15:13)
i had a chance to buy it for a good price but interview with a vampire
proved more tempting so i bought it instead
>>By MetalBladeRecords (Tuesday, 22 Feb 2005 04:10)
i have to buy it! i am slowly getting obsessed with it. i'll dye my hair as hers in 2 days:)
>>By Eli_Molko (Thursday, 14 Apr 2005 02:18)
Great movie!manni was hot! And when i watched The Bourne Identity I kept thinking "I know her, I know her!" but I couldn't figure out why. Then I saw Run Lola Run and I realized "Holy Shit Thats her!" And I loved the music that played in the background.It fit perfectly with the movie!
>>By lilred (Wednesday, 18 May 2005 01:29)
Yes, the music was absolutely awesome! I loved that part when it was like:"I wish i was a hunter...tralala" very very good, fucking awesome movie:)
>>By Eli_Molko (Friday, 22 Jul 2005 00:43)
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