Rent Run Lola Run (1999)

3.7 of 5 from 215 ratings
1h 17min
Rent Run Lola Run (aka Lola Rennt) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who works as a small-time courier for a big-time gangster, is in huge trouble. He has accidentally left the cash from a mob deal on the subway, and he has only twenty minutes to deliver the 100,000 marks to his unforgiving boss. Desperate, he calls his girlfriend, Lola (Franka Potente), the only person who can rescue him from certain death. As the seconds tick away and the tiniest choices become life altering, Lola must try to reach Manni before the line between fate and fortune begins to blur.
One story told from three different perspectives, 'Run Lola Run' is a veritable maze of intriguing plot twists and heart-stopping suspense in a high-octane thrill ride about one woman's desperate attempt to save her lover.
Actors:
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Directors:
Voiced By:
Hans Paetsch
Writers:
Tom Tykwer
Aka:
Lola Rennt
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Germany, Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

1999 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award Dramatic

BBFC:
Release Date:
10/04/2000
Run Time:
77 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director's commentary
  • Filmographies
  • Music Video - Franka Potente 'Believe'
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/02/2008
Run Time:
79 minutes
Languages:
English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Brazilian, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary With Director Tom Tykwer And Franka Potente
  • Believe Music Video
  • Still Running - Featurette

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Reviews (4) of Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run - Run Lola Run review by Cherry

Spoiler Alert
19/06/2006

A modern and original German film. In some ways like Sliding Doors in the way that it focusses on small actions that can effect the path that your life takes. When the first scenario finished, my boyfriend told me that the film was only 30 minutes long and that was it! Glad it was longer.

3 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Excellent film about different timelines / alternative realities - Run Lola Run review by RP

Spoiler Alert
03/06/2013

It's in German, with subtitles. But don't let that put you off - it's a rather good film about different timelines or alternative realities.

The film shows the same events happening three times, each with subtle changes and a different conclusion as Lola (Franka Potente, perhaps best known for her role in 'The Bourne Identity') attempts to raise 100,000 DM (the film was made before the introduction of the Euro) to save her boyfriend from the gangland baddies.

But this gangland plot about the boyfriend is secondary to the storyline about the changes that minor events bring, namely the subtle timing changes caused by Lola's encounter with a dog on the stairwell as she sets off running. And it is these minor timing changes that cause the sequence of events to change in small but very significant ways.

I've also recently seen and reviewed 'The Butterfly Effect' and the theme that small events can trigger future changes is common between the two. Another film with a similar theme is 'Sliding Doors', although there are only two alternative scenarios there.

'Run Lola Run' is excellent, and it has the added advantage of being short at only 76 minutes. 4/5 stars. Recommended.

[Aside: Lola's boyfriend Manni is played by Moritz Bleibtreu who played the central character Tarek Fahd in the psychological drama 'Das Experiment'.]

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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