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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.
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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Run Lola Run directed by Tom Tykwer is a stunning film that manipulates common ideas of time and fate. The premise of the film is actually quite simple: Lola is somewhat responsible for getting her boyfriend into trouble with his mob boss, so she has to get him 100,000 marks in 20 minutes to avoid his death. There are three different realities that surround this same story throughout the film, each one beginning in relatively the same way. What makes this film so incredible is how Tykwer tweaks very small things in each of the three realities, which leads to radically different outcomes in each case. It may be difficult to pin down a single theme, but if there were…
The audition for this movie must have gone something like this:
"Looking for an actress who can run like hell and be down with dying her hair a wickedly bright red."
I watched this dubbed cause I thought that was a funny option to have.
It really adds to the crazy.
I dig it.
The fastest, most breathless action film ever made. Hits you like a lighting bolt on a first watch, but its flaws are more visible on repeat viewings; director Tom Tykwer includes arty, pretentious interludes and cutaways which try to make Run Lola Run deeper than it is.
An entertaining, high-energy film in which characters crash off each other like balls in a pinball game, spinning each other's lives into new trajectories. This film tackles some serious issues but refuses to take itself seriously, thereby remaining light and entertaining at all times. To what extent are our lives ruled by chance, and to what extent are our fates determined by personality? Watching the different versions of Lola's run through town, we can see that the lives of various secondary characters take dramatically different turns depending on such apparently innocuous details as whether Lola runs by at a certain point in time or five seconds later. Yet the fate of Lola and her boyfriend, Manni, always seem to be the same. This is a rewarding film whether you or in the mood to ponder such issues or just to be entertained.
Propulsive, exhausting, gorgeous, goofy, ponderous, self-important, vague, and unabashedly fun, Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run is either the best or worst example of late-20th century I-can-but-should-I indie cinema ever made, a hot, concentrated wad of pure Nineties joy juice fired proudly into your eyes with reckless abandon. Is it good? I have no fucking clue—I’m not now, nor ever have been, cool enough to judge the merits of a film this legendarily hip at Sundance. But it’s addictive as hell, a blur of kinetic frenzy amped up on Manic Panic and wallet chains and BPMs. Run Lola Run is the rare movie visionary enough to still seem relevant despite being as old as a good bottle of scotch, so jam-packed with youthful euphoria it makes me nostalgic for the days when club electronica and dayglo hair and parallel timelines actually felt revolutionary.
Quite interesting film. Definitely a must watch.
Pretty captivating to look at, I'll give it that. And pretty sure that's just the point. It's a movie about spectacle and visual experimentation, and in that, it's awesome. Fun, cool, engrossing. But not something I'll come back to any time soon. Maybe it's a mood thing.
The idea is interesting and I liked that this movie had personality, but I cannot help the feeling that this movie felt to me just a shallow style experiment. Also Lola's screaming was very annoying.
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