Set against the gritty urban scenescape of Berlin and a pounding techno soundtrack,
"Run Lola Run" is a frenetic, inventive existential thriller that explores
the life-altering impact of seemingly inconsequential actions. Beautiful, hip, and
young, Lola has but 20 minutes to locate a missing bag containing 100,000 German Marks
or come up with the money some other way. If she can't, gangsters are going to kill
her boyfriend. A pulse-raising race against time, the film employs a startling array of
innovative techniques to present three separate scenarios, all departing from a single
split-second decision Lola makes. At the German Film Awards in 1999, this film won not
only the audience award for German Film of the Year, but also the Film Award in Gold for
Outstanding Feature Film and for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography.
Rated R for some violence and language.
Sony Pictures website for the film
Review of the movie
Another review, this time from Film Quarterly, spring 2000
Site devoted to the director, Tom Tykwer