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Bright if repetitive film
Run Lola Run (DVD)
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Run Lola Run (DVD)
Advantages: Great Soundtrack
Disadvantages: It doesn't fill the time with strong content
Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu) is a young guy who works as a courier for Berlin drug dealers. He loses a bag which contains 100,000 Deutsch Marks of the gang's cash. With only 20 minutes before a scheduled delivery he calls his girlfriend Lola (Franka Polente) and explains the problem he faces. He tells her he is desperate and will have to commit a robbery to regain the cash. The film then follows Lola as she runs to stop him.
Franka Potente ... Lola
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Manni
Herbert Knaup ... Vater
Nina Petri ... Jutta Hansen
Armin Rohde ... Herr Schuster
Joachim Król ... Norbert von Au
Ludger Pistor ... Herr Meier
Suzanne von Borsody ... Frau Jäger
Sebastian Schipper ... Mike
Julia Lindig ... Doris
Lars Rudolph ... Herr Kruse
Andreas Petri ... Sanitäter
Klaus Müller ... Croupier
Utz Krause ... Casino-Manager
Beate Finckh ... Casino-Kassiererin
This film was created in 1998 and it was a huge worldwide hit, being one of the few German films to do well in British speaking territories in recent years. The film isn't that original, its concept is that Lola tries to save her boyfriend but there are three different scenarios presenting three different endings depending on random events that occur on route. The concept is taken from the English film Sliding Doors which in turn took this concept from the 1970's Polish film, Blind Chance by Krystof Kieslowski.
What makes this film so much fun is the pumping techno soundtrack and the pure energy of the film. It is all about Lola and Polente is a fine lead, providing a strong lead. The script is fairly good but overall this is a film for the MTV generation being all about appearance over content.
The film is fairly short and this is good as the concept isn't good enough to last over three different endings, it is a stylish film which looks and sounds excellent but lacks a bit of heart. I would give this a 3 out of 5 as it is memorable only for the appearance and not the content.
The dvd is available on Amazon for under £4.23, it is available on ebay for much less.
Summary: Bright if repetitive film