Run Lola Run (DVD)

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Run Lola Run (DVD)

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Set against the gritty urban scenescape of Berlin and a pounding techno soundtrack, RUN LOLA RUN is a frenetic, inventive existential thriller that ex...

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“Can you run from your fate?”

published 07/04/2013

ProCreative, imaginative, interesting concept, slick ...

ConsMay be a bit surreal for some

“Run Lola Run” or “Lola Rennt” in its native Germany language was a 1998 film written and directed by Tom Tykwer and marked an international breakthrough for him. It is also one of the coolest films I have ever seen. Lola’s boyfriend Manni has got himself in a horrible pickle. A simple exchange...

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“ BUTTERFLY EFFECT?”

published 16/11/2004

Progreat visualy, unusual structure, breathtaking pac...

Consschematic characters, lacks substance, pretentious...

I have seen this film described as experimental or avant-garde but, although it is not your average Hollywood action or romance flick (though it incorporates a bit of both); it isn't nine hours in the life of a skyscraper either. In fact, just the opposite. The film is 81 minutes long and has a...

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Excellent

“KEEP RUNNING!”

published 04/08/2006

ProIt's a fast-paced, exciting, inventive masterpiece

ConsIt's a bit strange; it's German (only jesting)

I only came across Run Lola Run because my favourite episode of The Simpsons, Trilogy Of Errors, contained an homage to this film. You may have seen it; it's the one where they show one day from the perspective of each family member. Lisa is late for her school science fair, so she runs down the...

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“Keep on Running ...”

published 17/04/2009

ProOriginal, fast-paced storytelling, a visceral thri...

ConsHard to work out the thinking behind the action.

A short, sharp curiosity of a film, the German offering Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt) is an unrelenting assault on the senses that tells the story of twenty minutes - three times. Lola (Franka Potente) receives a call at home from her panicked boyfriend, Manni, an errand-boy for a Berlin gangster; he...

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Excellent

“Run Lola Run”

published 12/04/2010

ProPromising leading actress, imaginative plot strand...

ConsNone

Life is all about timing. The unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable, attainable. As a German film subtitled in English, the film runs remarkably smoothly to an English eye. The film is set in Berlin, and centred around a woman, Lola (Franka Potente)...

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“Lola rennt immer wieder”

published 22/09/2002

ProFast, fun and furious

ConsMaybe a little TOO experimental

Perhaps what surprised me most about Run Lola Run is just how captivating a movie it is. So it's a German film, with subtitles, but don't let that put you off. The visual style and energy that director Tom Tykwer brings to this picture cannot be underestimated, nor indeed can the lively...

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Excellent

“Why Lola Rennt Rules”

published 19/02/2003

ProGreat story, shot well, good soundtrack

ConsMade in German, subtitles

Lola is a young German girl with flaming red hair whose boyfriend is Manni, another young German whose gotten himself into a bit of trouble when on the subway he leaves a bag of Money, that MUST be given to a powerful and threatning man or else he will kill Manni. So Manni calls up Lola and says...

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Excellent

“A classic foreign film”

published 03/07/2014

ProStory and performance by Franka Potente

Consnone

A film which I have been desperate to watch for years is the 1998 German film, Run Lola Run. I have heard great reviews about this film and was eager to see if they were justified in their praise. Run Lola Run is about Lola, a young girl in Germany who receives a phone call from her boyfriend...

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Excellent

“Running for Germany”

published 22/12/2001

ProGripping and truly unique story or stories

ConsIn German

I am not a film buff, as you may have heard because I haven’t written any film reviews. However, I felt I had to write about one of the best films I have seen for ages… My Brother came home this weekend and he brought home a video called ‘Run Lola Run’, a film he had been...

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Excellent

“A Perfect Film”

published 08/04/2001

Prominute for minute running, completely and utterley...

Consnothing

I first watched this German film, in French and then subtitled in English, in which the film is called either 'Lola Rennt' in German and 'Cours Lola cours' in French! So I feel that I have a picture of what the film is like in a few languages. It is basically about Lola, and her boyfriend, Manni...

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Excellent

Provery pacy and original

Conssubtitles may put some people off

How many German films can you think of? I can't really think of any, especially seeing as I don't have the luxury of Film Four. However, if this 1998 film is anything to go by, German cinema is alive, and most definitely kicking. 'Run Lola Run' is an energetic and fast-paced film, with plenty of...

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Super

“One to Run away from?”

published 12/11/2011

Proacting, attention to detail

ConsLittle tedious in parts!

As you may or may not know, I'm studying English (with Film) at University, and for both of the Film modules, I'm required to watch a series of different films. This has had its benefits, as it's allowed me to find a few new 'favourite' films, but I've also had to watch a few bizarre films. One...

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“A good german film?!”

published 03/11/2000

ProStylish, quick-moving, ingenious film

ConsIt is in German

Due to living with people of various nationalities I have long been able to appreciate foreign language films...although usually french...la haine, nikita, betty blue et al. Having said this it was with some trepidation that I sat down to watch Run Lola Run as my previous experience of German...

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“Leg It”

published 19/01/2004

ProA benchmark

ConsIf you dont like Germans

She's sexy, she's got red hair, she's german and she can run like a crazed babtist. Her name is lola and she has twenty minutes to get 100,000 marks for her boyfriend Manni or he's dead. Years before 24 wowed us with 'the following events occur in real time' This german indie film was released...

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Excellent

“Quality German film-making”

published 06/08/2000

ProOriginal idea; cinematography unlike most other fi...

ConsHaving to read subtitles may put some people off

Never before have I been so pleasantly surprised by a film as I was by this one. I went to see it on the very last day of university, purely because I had nothing better to do, and my friend dragged me along to it - and it was probably the best film I saw all term. The film uses a (fairly) tried...

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Product Information : Run Lola Run (DVD)

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Set against the gritty urban scenescape of Berlin and a pounding techno soundtrack, RUN LOLA RUN is a frenetic, inventive existential thriller that explores the life-altering impact of seemingly inconsequential actions. Beautiful, hip, and young, poor Lola has but 20 minutes to locate a missing bag containing 100,000 Deutsche marks or come up with the money some other way--if she can't, gangsters are going to kill her boyfriend. A pulse-raising race against time, the film employs a startling array of innovative techniques to present three separate scenarios, all departing from a single split-second decision Lola makes. Franka Patente, who also sings on the soundtrack, is mesmerizing as Lola.

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