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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 reportedly contains 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…
A hodgepodge of ideas, none of them connecting to or benefitting the others, Run Lola Run was by far the most boring film I watched for this project. Despite the supposed intensity of its story, the bizarre and meaningless way it's constructed left me tired from almost the first moment, and almost everything after that was like suffering through a student film that was given way too much money. Even Franka Potente, who I quite enjoyed in Bourne is so limited by the film's ADD style that I ended up completely disliking her acting. This is an empty, empty film that would perfectly fit the cliche of "style over substance" if I didn't think style was a kind of substance. This film has neither and attempts to distract that realization with a bunch of hand waving in your face.
Interesting framing of the alternative stories.
Smart, frenetic, hugely influential and endlessly parodied. 80 mins where nothing lets up, camera, soundtrack...Lola. She runs...3 times, each with marginal differences effecting the outcome of her and her boyfriend's plight. Energy is almost unmatched (perhaps a good thing), meticulously created by Tykwer.
Mr. Tykwer, never change.
Frantic, driving pace - if a movie could ever be compared favorably to a rave, this is the one.
I liked it more back in the 98 when I saw it originally; now that I'm looking at it again it's apparent how MUCH they were trying to cram into this thing! There's alternative story telling, alternative cinematography, alternative people, it's all just thrown in your face and it's on you to try to make sense of it all.
Still dig it, but it does reek of 90s overkill.
Una película con personalidad.
I want more German cinema like this.
This was really fantastic. This reminded me of Groundhog Day, using similar method of showing the same events from slightly different perspectives but Run Lola Run still deals with these ideas in an equally clever, original, and pleasing way. Characters are well portrayed too. Deals with philosophical views of fate which does an excellent job of portraying it. Also loved the film’s techno score with these running scenes make the visuals stylish. Run Lola Run is fast-paced pure 90s fun.
It's been a while since I watched this, and I've got to say I'd forgot how much fun it is.
Delivering all the technical & narrative conventions associated with hip films from the late 90s, such as sped up frame rates, colorful animated sequences, 360 camera shots and the then standard text character introductions.
All this stimuli is delivered at a breakneck pace, with super kinetic editing.
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).