Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run. One that can be watched over and over again due to the lack of information or images that is constantly being discovered. Synopsis Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. The Blu-Ray is breathtaking; beautifully designed and mastered. 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.
In each of the 3 episodes the same characters are present as well as the same events but they either are incorporated or interact differently. She's just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend, Manni Moritz Bleibtreu , who's lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. The shots were beautifully designed, taking some long shots with amazing colors that pop right off of the screen on the Blu-Ray. There is some animation in here too as well as some cool electronic music to keep us moving. Run Lola Run is directed by Tom Tykwer with the participation of many stars such as Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu. Other Franka Potente Lola Films:. So he calls his girlfriend, Lola and no, she is not the girl from The Fifth Element , for help.
We fly with the ball, and then come down to Lola's world. This film grabs the audience from the very beginning and proceeds to take them on an intense ride filled with lows and highs. This allows the audience to discover new interactions amongst the characters, discover new pieces of each story and how fit into one overall tapestry of a day in the characters lives. 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. When her boyfriend Manni loses 100,000 Deutschmarks he was meant to deliver to his dangerous boss, Lola has just twenty minutes to come up with the money before Manni does so himself by robbing a supermarket. The characters are built up a bit but ultimately didn't come across as three dimensional to me and the plot was only there to service the action.
Condition: Brand New, Actors: Armin Rohde, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri, Ludger Pistor, Moritz. From here the film follows Lola choosing three paths, each going for 20 minutes, to getting the money for Manni. 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. Also good to note that the Blu-Ray has a great commentary with Franka and the director. The camera focuses on a few of the people who will later play larger roles later in the film.
Some of these include speed-up, instant replay, black and white, and even animation in some parts. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Plot Design I hate it when plots are revealed to me, so I'll try not to spoil anything here. It's an entirely original film with a great soundtrack, a movie I don't think has been recreated since. The unusually dramatic images and different style than other films of the latter 90's sets Run Lola Run in a class of it's own Run Lola Run. Franka Potente, the actress that portrays our flame-haired heroine, does an exceptional job.
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. Run Lola Run is a riveting, heart and pavement pounding epic choose-your-own-adventure. 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. I can honestly say that this film was entertaining and exciting for both the film-maker and the cinema enthusiast inside of me. They either have to produce a replacement bag of money, or find the missing sack. This leaves Manni in quite a predicament.
In a compact ninety minutes, combining snips of animation, cinema verite, quirky characters, situations and dialogue, and a pace that makes most music videos look like they've been filmed in slow motion, three versions of the same story sequence unfold, and each time conclude with a jolting finish that defies convention, and keeps the viewer guessing until the final frame. A profound, exciting, new age masterpiece that has well and truly left its mark on the film industry. The scenes are repeated, and instead of giving a hint to viewers about re-occurrence of same event, the director plays same frames all over again and again. On an originality scale, this film ranks a ten. Lola has 20 min to raise this amount and meet Manni. 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. The audience is shown a place where the characters have a choice, which in turn is how they can relive the same morning events.
And two, she can scream with such intensity that she can break glass. And, as I said, each encounter has a different outcome. The special features aren't really aything to shake a stick at, but it's nice that they were included nonetheless. But despite all the originality of the direction and cinematography, I can't help but feel it's still a fairly hollow movie in the end. She comes to a bad end. A few seconds difference in running into a neighbor's dog makes a woman who was delayed by this now win the lottery.
The real standout performance from my point of view came from Moritz Bleibtreii. This incredible arthouse movie incorporates sci-fi with so many other elements too numerous to mention but include path choices, linear, time and space, all against a backdrop of Berlin and a EuroTechno soundtrack to die for. I also love the techno music. Lola has twenty- minutes to save his boyfriend. Also the use of red tinting shows a difference from real life and inside the characters thoughts. There are actually three scenarios or 20 minute clips that show the various fates of Lola and the people she runs across.