In the last story segment, we see the guard again, in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Lola, desperate to save his life, reassures him that she can get the money to him by noon, when he must meet the mobster that means, she has twenty minutes , or else Manni would rob a grocery store. Run Lola Run is a wonderful study of how life consists of the paths we take. Manni owes a mobster 100,000 marks and doesn't know what to do. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Tykwer wrote and directed this film, and while doing this, he never lost sight of his meaning. Description Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni.
He achieves his objective of getting the audience to feel sympathy for the position that he is in. A profound, exciting, new age masterpiece that has well and truly left its mark on the film industry. Run Lola Run is a film you expect to see at a Independent film festival, or in a Professor's office at a film school. Run Lola Run is without a doubt, one of the best technical films ever made. In short, what is reality? Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu star.
The soundtrack fills the film with a fast paced feeling and adds to the heart-pumping adrenalin rush that element of limited time creates. What part do chance and random events play in determining an outcome? Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. The ball is round meant for Herberger, that anything can happen as long as the game is on. This leaves Manni in quite a predicament. I thought that Lola ran her race with flair and style, and left all others way behind in the dust. The audience is shown a place where the characters have a choice, which in turn is how they can relive the same morning events.
Run Lola Run is a modern masterpiece and should pave the way for the future of films. Some say there is no right and wrong paths to take in life, but Run Lola Run seems to illustrate that the right path is the best. It is refreshing to see a film like this in the midst of the commercialised, dry-cut, 'traditional' filmmaking that we see on the silver screen so regularly. This can be seen when a young woman walks past and Lola asks her for the time, the next shot shows a much older woman answering her question, hence showing the importance of time. It tells the tale of a young man, Manni, who one day was doing a job for crime boss.
Well, not really, but it is in context. He is supposed to deliver the money to a gangster by noon, if he fails, then he is likely to be killed. This film grabs the audience from the very beginning and proceeds to take them on an intense ride filled with lows and highs. From that moment on, the movie takes us through three stories of Lola's trials trying to get Manni's money in 20 minutes - and with every person she comes into contact with, their lives take on completely different forms, as shown by 30-second photo flash montages. Widescreen Enhanced ; Soundtracks: German Dolby Digital 5.
Some of these include speed-up, instant replay, black and white, and even animation in some parts. Friends of mine introduced me to the sound track at first on a high quality stereo system. All elements of the film including soundtrack and opening credits are incorporated into this them of a story being told through three different threads and three different experiences. » I have seen the movie several times, and each time I find new details and nuances that add to the story and the movies as an audiovisual delight. Tykwer focuses on the twenty-minutes that Lola has, and shows that twenty-minutes three times over, each time with small differences will affect the outcome of the characters.
He also likes to emphasise that time is against Lola during the film. Miraculously, the guard's heart condition improves as his hand reaches toward Lola's. Lola has 20 min to raise this amount and meet Manni. It's in the league with Yogi Berra's famous word creations. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run. The use of high speed camera shows areas of the plot that remains constant while the hi 8 camera is used in portions of the plot that changes in each of the 3 episodes.
We also see early on that he might have a heart condition. From here the film follows Lola choosing three paths, each going for 20 minutes, to getting the money for Manni. Twenty short minutes to somehow find the money and get it to him. On an originality scale, this film ranks a ten. As stated before, the film attempts to use a wide range of filmmaking techniques to help get the director's meaning and vision across to the audience. While watching the film, this becomes increasingly evident.
Franka Potente gave a good performance as Lola. Each episode also has elements of time, breaking of time, the different use of fire arm, running, and the use of the same script by the characters. Call me silly, but somehow I have this feeling that he might be her illegitimate father. Knockout exercise in style and tension follows a flame-haired German punkette as she races to get 100,000 marks and deliver it to her petty crook boyfriend, who lost a bag of money he was taking to his violent boss, in 20 minutes. Also the use of red tinting shows a difference from real life and inside the characters thoughts. After being one of the most talked about films of 1998, I would safely say that Run Lola Run has inspired a large number of film makers. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run.
From the first frame the film plunges into action and adventure with breakneck speed, and we find ourselves cheering for Lola right to the end. Run Lola Run is a riveting, heart and pavement pounding epic choose-your-own-adventure. Countless questions in search of an answer. As bank employee he might well have had contact with Lola's mother, and even time to have an affair with her, considering the workaholic dad being gone so much. The real standout performance from my point of view came from Moritz Bleibtreii. In terms of coolness, this has to be one of the coolest movies ever made.