The director of Wintersleepers pumps up the volume and picks up the pace with this energetic thriller. Run Lola Run mixes video, film, animation and numerous effects in a breathless MTV melange – without overshadowing the characters and their story.
Flame-haired Lola has 20 minutes to save her boyfriend’s life by replacing a missing bag full of illegal loot. Literally running, Lola responds, three times over.
Driven by techno tracks and taut editing, Run Lola Run delivers on all fronts. Potente is a wonderful in a rare role that allows a female to truly lead the narrative – with verve, wit and compassion. Run Lola Run has had a cultural impact – from German hairstyles to Hillary Clinton’s campaign bumper stickers.
“A hip, heart-pumping thriller punches its way out of the often dreary arthouse circuit, dragging with it a heap of festival awards. Become lost in Lola’s non-stop world – a slick mix of animation, film footage and video, with a hypnotic soundtrack.” Total Film
Sundance Film Festival 1999 – WINNER
– Audience Award World Cinema (Tom Tykwer)
Venice Film Festival 1998 nomination
– Golden Lion (Tom Tykwer)
BAFTAs 2000 nomination
– Best Film not in the English Language (Stefan Arndt, Tom Tykwer)