Favorite Foreign Films: Run Lola Run (1998)

Film: Run Lola Run
Country: Germany
Director: Tom Tykwer

Manni has managed to lose 100,000 Deutschmarks’ worth of crime money on a subway, and is twenty minutes away from a meeting with his boss, which most likely will end in his death if the funds aren’t produced. Lola, his girlfriend on the other side of town, must somehow raise the money and deliver it to Manni in time to save his life. Lola’s journey is shown three times during the film, each reset representing a different possible journey and outcome. Along the way, chance encounters with other people include flashes of their lives from that moment forward, which also change with each reset. Filled with wonderful editing, a variety of film stocks, quirky animation, and thumping music (composed by Tykwer), this film is a classic of modern German cinema. A must-see!
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