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Run Lola Run (1998)
"Lola rennt" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  18 June 1999 (USA)
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After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

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Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manny. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. Lola has 20 min to raise this amount and meet Manni. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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18 June 1999 (USA)  »

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Lola Runs  »

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Budget:

DEM 3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$92,488 (USA) (18 June 1999)

Gross:

$7,267,324 (USA) (21 January 2000)
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For the shot of the crowd spelling out the title, 300 extras were shot forming each letter separately, and director Tom Tykwer spent about a month compositing the shots together in post-production. It would have taken thousands of extras to spell out the entire title in a single shot, and the production couldn't afford to hire that many. See more »

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In the casino, Lola wins big. We see the roulette wheel stop after the second turn she takes on 20 black. The wheel is actually stopped. Yet, as Lola cashes out and we see everyone staring at her at the cashier's counter, the roulette wheel is still turning See more »

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Narrator: Man... probably the most mysterious species on our planet. A mystery of unanswered questions. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? How do we know what we think we know? Why do we believe anything at all? Countless questions in search of an answer... an answer that will give rise to a new question... and the next answer will give rise to the next question and so on. But, in the end, isn't it always the same question? And always the same answer?
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Performed by The Orchestra of St. Luke's
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Riveting action, dynamic sound track, and brilliant editing had me hooked from the first frame.
27 June 1999 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

The concepts are simple. How do our actions affect our own lives, as well as those whom we touch? What part do chance and random events play in determining an outcome? Can we select a different result by making different choices? In short, what is reality? Well, maybe it isn't all that simple, but while others have plowed these same fertile fields, as recently as the film "Go", and also in "The Music of Chance", based on Paul Auster's novel, no one has dealt with such cosmic existential questions with more brilliant originality, fast paced action, and a pulsing score than in this German cinematic masterpiece.

In a compact ninety minutes, combining snips of animation, cinema verité, 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.

This is one of those rare cinematic events that is entertaining, satisfying, and absorbing, as well as flawlessly acted, staged, edited, produced and directed. I thought that Lola ran her race with flair and style, and left all others way behind in the dust.


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