Sunday, July 26, 2009

Run Lola Run Movie Review

Run Lola Run/Lola rennt (1998) is fast paced German action film occurring almost in real time and one of the first independent films I ever watched. The DVD has an English track but I recommend listening to the original German to get the best experience (it has English subtitles).

Lola (Franka Potente) must help her boyfriend Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu) get 100,000 Deutsche Marks that he lost on the subway and that belongs to a crime leader he is working for. Earlier that day her scooter was stolen and she must run everywhere. She only has 20 minutes to come up with the cash or Manni will surely be killed. She can be seen running all over town with her flaming red hair flapping about.

Her best hope is her father who works at the Deutsche Transfer Bank. After her father declines to give her the cash, and as she is running to Manni, he starts to rob a supermarket because Lola is late. Will she stop him in time and have the cash from another source? Maybe if she didn't wear the heavy Dr. Martins she could run faster! Don't you wish you could just start over sometimes in your life to do things right?

The film is filled with heart pumping music as she is running and has excellent creative cinematography. It has a couple little animated scenes and is intertwined with other stories giving a rich and multi-faceted story.

8 out of 10 - Rated R - It is a short film at about an hour and 15 minutes long. I suggest everyone see this movie; once you do let me know what you thought in the comments section below. This is one of those movies you can watch again and again. It is a unique film with no other film coming close to what Run Lola Run captured.

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