Saturday, January 11, 2014

Run Lola Run (1998)

Original title: Lola Rennt

Director: Tom Tykwer

Writer: Tom Tykwer

Composers: Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer

Starring: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri, Armin Rohde, Joachim Krol, Ludger Pistor, Suzanne von Borsody, Sebastian Schipper, Julia Lindig, Lars Rudolph, Heino Ferch

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Every second of every day you're faced with a decision that can change your life.

Plot: A young woman in Germany has twenty minutes to find and bring 100,000 Deutschmarks to her boyfriend before he robs a supermarket.

My rating: 8.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

No matter how many times I watch this movie it never gets old and it feels almost as fresh as the first time.  Tykwer tells his story with such energy that the already short run time of 80 minutes just flies by with the blink of an eye.  And everything contributes to it, from the fun performances to the editing and pacing, great upbeat techno score to the unusual changes in the story each time it's told.  Once you see the first version you're treated to a variation on a theme for the next tellings.  It's an incredibly fun film that offers up something unique.  I made this the second half of a double bill with LEON (1994) which turned out to be great night of movie watching.  Try it.

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