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Run Lola Run
Every second of every day you're faced with a decision that can change your life.
Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manny. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet Manny. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run.
Tom Cruise would be jealous of how much running there is in this.
Incredibly fun, fast paced german flick with a super 90s aesthetic. Interesting use of film, video and animation.
Decades Project: 2/9 of the 90's
"The ball is round, a game lasts 90 minutes, everything else is pure theory. Off we go!"
Manni, a small-time criminal, finally gets the big-time job that means he's beginning to gain his boss's trust. This is the test to see if he's worthy. And he screwed it up. He lost the money. So now it's up to his loyal girlfriend Lola to get him out of the mess he's created. And she just might be badass enough to pull it off. But when her first attempt fails and she finds herself shot and bleeding to death, she pulls herself back through time to try again. And this time she won't give up so…
How this film plays itself is the same way how you play a video game. You have to reach a goal point in a limited time. You start the game, overcome each n every obstacle, almost make it to the final mark but either the time is over or you're dead. So what do you do when it's already game-over? You restart. And continue doing that until you finally make it through. And that's exactly how the events depicted in Run Lola Run unfold.
Presenting 3 different alternatives of a single event, Run Lola Run begins with Lola receiving a phone call from her boyfriend Manny who lost 100,000 Deutschmark which belongs to a mobster he was working for. Lola…
Video game existentialism set to a pumping house soundtrack, would be one way to describe this non-stop adrenalin rush. Music videos in the 90's became increasingly influential in the style used by directors aiming at a younger audience. Run Lola Run is one of the few films that packaged together visual inventiveness with some food for thought.
Everyone has their own take on fate and pre-determined outcomes and Lola definitely has hers. Her self-belief stands out as fiercely as the red flame hair that holds our attention on the screen, a female Sonic the Hedgehog burning through the streets of Berlin controlling multiple lives.
The interesting thing is that we leave the film knowing very little about her life outside…
Chaos Theory stipulates that all dynamic systems are deterministic, which means that a system can be significantly affected by small changes in its component variables. However, these deterministic systems are, as the name implies, already determined by the nature of their initial conditions. That is, a system has an infinite number of theoretical possible conclusions, but the same origin. These drastic repercussions caused by small variables in a dynamic system is also known as Butterfly Effect.
The Butterfly Effect is reminiscent of Chaos Theory. The assumption is given with a theoretical example where the physical patterns involved in a butterfly flapping its wings can subsequently cause a hurricane in another geographical location several weeks later. How? The "initial conditions" are…
Run Lola Run is just like playing a videogame. It was only a matter of time until someone decided to make a film like this, a videogame-esque film where the protagonist of the picture is the main character of an eletronic game and, as in a videogame, she'll often face defeat and her game will be over, but she'll always have the chance to try again, and Lola just takes advantage of that chance, even if she only has twenty minutes to complete her task.
The reason why this film plays out so well is because, even though it's obviously repetitive, the idea of turning it off never comes to your mind, it's really like if you're playing a videogame…
Energetic as hell and super stylish. Lots of fun with some weight as well.
This movie blew my mind in high school und ich liebte mein Deutscher kurs (idk if that was right I suck at German)
lol so cool
Loved the use of red
Loved the music (grimes would have totally been in this if it wasn't 1998)
Loved the blend of different cameras, the CGI, the 2D animation
Loved the insanity
so funky i love it
...Holy shit, Tom Tykwer. Holy shit.
All I knew going into this movie was that it had the same general narrative done three times- I was kind of thinking it would be three different perspectives, like that Simpsons episode that parodied it. I had no idea it would be this...insane. And I say 'insane' in the best way possible.
First of all, the editing in this movie is very quick and rampant, but not to the point where it makes you want to puke. It just snaps quickly with the very 1999 music, and just keeps you dialed in. This movie moves at an incredibly quick pace, and that's pretty refreshing- it doesn't just use quick cuts for the sake…
As a German who never really listened to much techno music I always wondered why Americans seem to think Germany is the home of techno.
Now I know.
But even though we see Lola running for a lot of this movie, there is a lot more to it. Every character is interesting and Tykwer tells this story in an interesting way. We get 3 different outcomes to a story, each similar while also different. We get stories about background characters that only utter one word.
The movie is fast paced, and not only because Lola is running. Franka Potente does a great job portraying Lola, Moritz Bleibtreu is also great. Also all the background characters are really well acted.
All in all I really enjoyed this little movie, and with only 71 minutes, it's really well paced.I'm rating this movie 4 out of 5 stars and a like.
Lol the nineties were the best time. I say this without any sense of irony, using a word processor, on a social media site for a niche audience, on my smart phone, after watching a high definition copy, I ordered, for cheap, off a massive online shopping retailer, watched on an hd tv, using the movie playing device that comes built in to my video game machine. But yeah nirvana was hecka epic guys.
This movie was great and has nothing to do with this nonsense. I just started thinking about how different it would have been if they had cellphones, and I fell down a rabbit hole.
Run Lola Run says a lot about determinism, but for better or worse, it's still a product of the time. Not necessarily dated; more like a time capsule.
#valuevillagefinds. sensory overload. is this what doing coke feels like?
Run Lola Run is the cinematic equivalent of a great punk song - impossibly fast, overwhelmingly stylish, and brimming with the kind of rebellious vitality that's hard to find in modern popular cinema. It's also phenomenally rewarding on rewatch, packed full of the kinds of intricate details that most other action movies never even bother to add. Every character has their own rich inner life, every shot is motivated, and every note of the score only serves to accelerate the pulse-pounding mood. This is not a movie that wastes ANYTHING, and I love it to death. Add to that a level of intelligence that exists without always calling attention to itself and a remarkably powerful feminist undercurrent (the only way…
Pretty much the purest expression of film as a distinct medium.
Films where their style fills the screen so absolutely, substance is but an afterthought.
Only added some that I've seen,…