Movies that are slightly off.
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…
• Loved the frantic rhythm and the editing filled with fast cuts and juxtaposed scenes
• Some techno music to get the blood pumping
• Lola’s supersonic scream
• It is like a great blend between Groundhog Day and The Butterfly Effect
• Not only this film is a technical marvel, it’s also a thinker and leaves room for many different interpretations
• The repetitive structure of the story can get tiring
• Handing a gun just like that was so unreal
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 was an interesting film.. Basically it is the same scene four times but slightly varied for a better outcome. I am just confused on whether she realized that she was stating the day over and over or if things just happened like that. Also, the movie did not explain how the science worked behind it. Another thing I thought was weird was the fact that she would just randomly scream and things would break and she would get what she wanted. I was a little confused on the logic behind her screaming. Very cool topic for a movie though. A lot happens very quickly so it may be hard to keep up, it is also a German film so…
i was experiencing sympathy exercise induced asthma watching her run so much
Run Lola Run is a fast paced, exhilerating thrill ride with some of the best editing techniques I have ever seen.
1998 was a lovely year for film, having such beautiful and wondrous war films like The Thin Red Line and Saving Private Ryan, whilst also having independent thrillers like Pi, 1998 was also a year for editing in film.
I must say, Run Lola Run has the best editing I have ever seen. Surpassing Fight Club and Don't Look Now by a tiny smudge.
The film follows Lola, as her boyfriend is in danger with the mob. She has 20 minutes to get $100,000 dollars and run to her boyfriend on the other side of town. So, the film…
A ridiculously fast paced movie with adrenaline oozing out of every scene. Set after the German reunification this truly sets a new standard for modern European as well as world cinema
Film #10 of the April 2016 Scavenger Hunt
26. A postmodernist film.
"What happened to you? Did you run here?"
Isn't so gratifying when you finish a film and you realize you just have a new favorite? It is even more incredible when I think that, if I had watched this a few years ago, I surely would have hated it.
I used to despise offbeat and "quirky" films like this. All that seemingly unnecessary weirdness was just silly to me, and nothing impressive or unique (I would say such a hate comes from watching too many episodes of LazyTown when I was a kid). Now, however, I just love all of that. Bring me all the colorfulness, inventive camera…
Somehow missed this first time round and its altogether and undeniably a whole lot of fun. But not much more than that. Editing/soundtrack reminded me of Trainspotting, and the heroine was sort of a forerunner (get the joke) of the Girl who kicked the dragon's nest or whatever those books were called. But why was she with such a gormless failure, and still leaving with her parents (adulterous father and drunken stay at home mother? Spare me the clichés). For some reason there seemed to be a spate of movies, with alternative outcomes and endings (eg Sliding Doors). Kieslowski's Blind Chance probably my favourite.
this felt like an extended music video and it basically was
the highlight of this was by far the random passerby encounter snapshots and their wild differences between the timelines
Whoa, that was 90s. Not timeless.
This German film has a fairly clever, if rather gimmicky central concept, Lola has twenty minutes to find 100,000 marks and reach her boyfriend, this takes three attempts and literal reruns of time, as the world changes around her, following a minor difference at the start of her run, as she goes down a different leg of what Terry Pratchett named the “Trousers of Time.” The film has a unique visual style, with Franka Potente as Lola looking memorably striking in her baggy green trousers and ridiculously red hair. The film at it's best is full of kinetic energy as each critical event on her journey unfolds in a different way, as Lola dashes across Berlin. Unfortunately the film doesn't…
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