DVD 81 mins IMDB 8.1 (40,375 votes) top 250: #138
Run Lola Run
Prokino (1998)
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(2004 )
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Germany  /  German

Franka Potente Lola
Moritz Bleibtreu Manni
Herbert Knaup Lola's Father
Armin Rohde Mr. Schuster
Joachim Krol Norbert von Au
Nina Petri Jutta Hansen
Heino Ferch Ronnie
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

Director Tom Tykwer; Timothy Tyler Thomas
Producer Stefan Arndt; Gebhard Henke
Writer Tom Tykwer
Cinematography Frank Griebe
Musician Reinhold Heil; Johnny Klimek; Franka Potente; Tom Tykwer
User Credit 1 Mathilde Bonnefoy
User Credit 2 Monika Jacobs

Tom Tykwer directed this German thriller in which Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu) handled a smuggling job, delivered the loot, collected the payment, left the bag on the subway, and now has 20 minutes to gather 100,000 deutsche marks or confront the wrath of his boss, local criminal Ronnie (Heino Ferch). Desperate, Manni phones his girlfriend Lola (Franka Potente) who immediately runs downstairs and through Berlin streets to the bank run by her father (Herbert Knaup). However, she's rejected and leaves minus money. When she goes to meet Manni, he's holding up a supermarket, and she's shot by the cops. In a destiny device familiar to readers of Ken Grimwood's acclaimed novel Replay, the story begins anew with different outcomes. In one version, Lola robs the bank and takes her father hostage; in another, there's casino cash to be won. All Lola-Manni scenes were in 35mm, while scenes without them were shot in video. Other cinematic techniques on display here include whip pans, jump cuts, slow and fast motion, split-screen, intercut color and black and white, segment titles, and animation. Shown at 1998 film fests (Venice, Montreal, Toronto). — Bhob Stewart

Edition Details
Barcode 043396040144
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 12/21/1999
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
GERMAN: Dolby Digital 5.1
GERMAN: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Production Notes
Interactive Menus
Music Video
Director and Lead Actress Commentary
Talent Files
Theatrical Trailers
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Some violence and language.
User Text 2 Jeden Tag, jede Sekunde triffst Du eine Entscheidung, die Dein Leben verändern kann.
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Trivia: The shot where the roulette ball lands on 20 was not a trick shot - the crew simply filmed the ball dropping into the wheel, and it hit 20 on one of their first takes. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: Several times, most noticeably when Lola and Manni are cornered by the police, Lola's bra strap falls off her shoulder, but in the next shot it is in place again. (more)

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[subtitled version]
Narrator: Mankind, probably the most mysterious species on our planet. A mystery of open questions. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? How do we know what we believe to know? Why do we believe anything at all? Innumerable questions looking for an answer, an answer which will raise the next question and the following answer will raise a following question and so on and so forth. But in the end, isn't it always the same question and always the same answer?

Awards: Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 25 wins & 12 nominations (more)