Lola Rennt - Run Lola Run

"The ball is round, the game lasts 90 minutes, everything else is pure theory. Off we go." Herr

"The ball is round, the game lasts 90 minutes, everything else is pure theory. Off we go." Herr

☆☆☆☆☆ Classic

Lola Rennt - Run Lola Run (1998) is high octane fun.

Directed by Tom Tykwer.

Starring Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu among others.

If you are into Time Travel or alternate outcomes this is your kind of movie. The pace is fast and unrelenting from the opening screen credits to its very end. Pay close attention to every visual cue, for each has a profound meaning depending on which narrative the story veers into.

I've attached below the entire opening of the film, so you can get a sense of what is in store throughout the film. Tom breaks all the rules of film openings and editing in this film. Basically, the opening prepares you for the madness that ensues as Franka Potente tries to save her boyfriend Moritz Bleibtreu. Franka has to run through 3 different scenarios to see which one helps her achieve her quest. Small characters throughout not only help her, but their own stories are told in photo montages.

Tom creates a visual feast as well as a tight story line with split second edits that add depth and weight to Franka's journey. As an audience member I was completely and utterly engrossed in Franka's journey. You don't need to read the subtitles to follow the story, which to me is the mark of a great director. Film is a visual medium that needs no words to tell its story.



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Trivia - Franka could not wash her red colored hair for the entire seven weeks of filming, so as not to lose the intense color.



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