For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.
A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away...
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
In the film, Manni needs 100,000 marks. In 1998, the exchange rate for marks was 1.789 making this sum equivalent to $55,897.15 in the US. At the end, Lola winnings amount to 126,000 marks ($70,430.41). See more »
(at around 50 mins) She is running underneath the bridge, and into the tunnel. Far ahead of her, you see two girls doing flips on both sides in the tunnel. It switches views, and then you are looking at her from the front as she is running, and you never see the two girls again. See more »
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?
See more »
During the credits, a giant, red ENDE (German for end) crawls across the background, taking several minutes to pass. See more »
"Lola Rennt" is probably the best german film to date! I've seen it a couple of times now and each time it is as fascinating as it was when I first saw it on the big screen.
The most stunning thing about this movie is the fast pace that is maintained through all aspects of the film: the sound, the music, the camera perspectives, the editing, etc. Plus Franka Potente does an excellent job to underline this effect.
But to be honest: "Lola Rennt" is no film for the casual moviegoer who just wants to see another mainstream movie as we so often see it in Hollywood movies. It is in nearly every aspect different from the average movie and has a lot of stylistic (animated sequences, split-screen, etc) and narrative twists that you won't see in most films today.
Score: 10 out of 10
100 of 151 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?