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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…
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.
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…
(10 janvier 2014)
I had to watch this film for a German assignment, and it was pretty damn great.
My favorite aspect is definitely the filmmaking. The editing is tight and speedy. The direction is exhilarating, and it never takes a breath.
It's always constantly moving in terms of characters and camerawork. I think what's shown here though is that one situation can lead to many situations. If one thing goes wrong, it can lead to many effects. If one thing does right, it may effect someone else you never knew. The way it holds this message firmly without making the story cliché is perfect.
This film won't give you a huge emotional impact in anyway. But, it's use of filmmaking and themes are wonderful.
Run Lola Run is a movie that plays around with structure and set pieces, full of new wave techniques that still fulfills entertainment by a long ways.
A very original movie that feels like you are watching a video game, however a longer run time would have allowed more creative story arcs and greater character development. I still recommend you check this movie out.
Some fun, but very lightweight.
This film probably wouldn't have been made if it was pitched to an American movie studio.
I can excuse the shitty camera quality because of it's low budget. I understand that the money would primarily go to hiring out props, cars and the various locations.
Editing is the standout performance here, so much energy and attention to detail. It's unconventional but works very well for this sort of movie. The musical cues line up with what we see on the screen, and the electronic style suits the abnormality to this sort of storytelling.
I liked the very subtle connection to Veritgo towards the end, as there were a lot of spirals in different forms. I felt that this was more…
imagine the internal chaos of working out to the main theme
Even better than I'd remembered.
Kinetic and exciting, with brief periods of philosophical contemplation.
Quite an experience as a midsummer outdoor movie with a live score!
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