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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…
Naar aanleiding van de aankomende Duitse film "Victoria", eentje waar ik enorm naar uitkijk, heb ik maar een film opgezet waarin de regisseur van "Victoria" meespeelt, genaamd "Lola Rennt". Een heel rare film, maar een volledig originele en vooral leuke ervaring. Een bizarre rit van 75 minuten. De montage en de heerlijke 90ies techno soundtrack zorgen ervoor dat die bizarre rit spannend blijft. Het voelt aan als een videogame. Franka Potente zuigt de camera naar zich toe als "Lola", ze is fenomenaal en een streling voor het oog, ook al kan ze er niet fouter uitzien met die rode lokken en verschrikkelijk lelijke outfit.
Het verhaal gaat als volgt: Lola en haar vriend Manni zijn aan het telefoneren, wanneer Manni…
I have seen the film when it came out and liked it. But now I watched it again after 18 years and I'm stunned about how good it is.
The film is very innovative, running the same story three times, but always with a different twist and ending.
It's basically this: Lola gets a call from her boy friend who tells her he need 100k Mark within 20 min otherwise he will die. Lola tries to get the money and has to do it fast. She literally runs a lot in this film. But due to very short delays here or there the fate of people she encounters along the way (and in fact her and her boyfriends fate) turn…
i needed to kill some time so i decided to watch a movie. i'm scrolling through all of these movies and "run lola run" catches my eye. speaking of eyes. i didn't even blink through this film, because it was so fucking good. the soundtrack, the art, the way it was told. it was just all-around amazing. high recommend!
"What happened to you? Did you run here?"
I know Lola, in 20 minutes I want to spend my life at his side. A fascinating aesthetic that only the 90s can provide.
Lola does not stop, with amazing animation interventions, a typical and vibrant soundtrack that did not make me blink my eyes following every destination that people are taking in their path. An active agent of chaos theory.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The way this film is made looks, feels, and acts as a video game. That is because of the plot. I won't tell you the plot, but I can tell you the frame:
The same event is played three times over, and each time, you die, and start over in the next round, like a video game. If you don't reach your goal at a certain time, you die. Like in a video game.
Not only must you look at the plot being a video game type movie, but you must also understand about this film that it is a film bout detail. Whenever she dies and starts over, one or two or three or four details change that could…
Lola Rennt 1998 (7.8) Njemačka
Best German movie I ever had the pleasure to watch.
Probably in my top 10 favorite foreign films.
Sure, it's a gimmick flick, but I had fun. "Wish" is still stuck in my head.
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).