Run Lola Run
Director:Tom Tykwer
Writer:Tom Tykwer
Producer:Stefan Arndt, Gebhard Henke, Maria Köpf, Andreas Schreitmüller
Studio:Sony Pictures
Genre:Crime, Thriller
It's difficult to create a film that's fast paced, exciting, and aesthetically appealing without diluting its dialogue. "Run Lola Run", directed and written by Tom Tykwer, is an enchanting balance of pace and narrative, creating a universal parable that leaps over cultural barriers. This is the story of young Lola (Franka Potente) and her boyfriend Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu). In the space of 20 minutes, they must come up with 100,000 deutsche marks to pay back a seedy gangster, who will be less than forgiving when he finds out that Manni incompetently lost his cash to an opportunistic vagrant. Lola, confronted with one obstacle after another, rides an emotional roller coaster in her high-speed efforts to help the hapless Manni--attempting to extract the cash first from her double-dealing father (appropriately a bank manager), and then by any means necessary. From this point nothing goes right for either protagonist, but just when you think you've figured out the movie, the director introduces a series of brilliant existential twists that boggle the mind. Tykwer uses rapid camera movements and innovative pauses to explore the theme of cause and effect. Accompanied by a pulse-pounding soundtrack, we follow Lola through every turn and every heartbreak as she and Manni rush forward on a collision course with fate. There were a variety of original and intelligent films released in 1999, but perhaps none were as witty and clever as this little gem--one of the best foreign films of the year. "--Jeremy Storey"
Franka Potente Lola
Herbert Knaup Vater
Joachim Krol
Suzanne von Borsody Frau Jäger
Moritz Bleibtreu Manni
Nina Petri Jutta Hansen
Armin Rohde Herr Schuster
Joachim Król Norbert von Au
Ludger Pistor Herr Meier
Sebastian Schipper Mike
Julia Lindig Doris
Lars Rudolph Herr Kruse
Andreas Petri Sanitäter
Klaus Müller Croupier
Utz Krause Casino-Manager
Beate Finckh Casino-Kassiererin
Volkhard Buff Krankenwagenfahrer (as Volkhart Buff)
Heino Ferch Ronnie
Ute Lubosch Mutter
Dora Raddy Die Alte
Monica Bleibtreu Die Blinde
Peter Pauli Wachmann Supermarkt
Marc Bischoff Polizist
Hans Paetsch Erzähler
J.P. Johannsen Bank clerk through door (uncredited)
Reinhold Heil Composer
Johnny Klimek Composer
Tom Tykwer Composer
Frank Griebe Cinematographer
Mathilde Bonnefoy Editor
Roland Tropp special effects
Gerd Voll special effects
DVD Details
Languages:German, English, Spanish, Portuguese
Subtitles:English, French
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Release:Feb 2008