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Run Lola Run (1998)

Lola rennt (original title)
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After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.



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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 28 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »



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Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. Lola has 20 min to raise this amount and meet Manni. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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(English translation: The difference between life or death can be decided in a split second.) See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lola Runs  »

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Box Office


DEM 3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$92,488 (USA) (18 June 1999)


$7,267,324 (USA) (21 January 2000)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As well as writing and directing the film, Tom Tykwer also composed the techno music which features star Franka Potente on vocals. See more »


(at around 50 mins) She is running underneath the bridge, and into the tunnel. Far ahead of her, you see two girls doing flips on both sides in the tunnel. It switches views, and then you are looking at her from the front as she is running, and you never see the two girls again. See more »


[first lines]
[subtitled version]
Narrator: Man... probably the most mysterious species on our planet. A mystery of unanswered questions. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? How do we know what we think we know? Why do we believe anything at all? Countless questions in search of an answer... an answer that will give rise to a new question... and the next answer will give rise to the next question and so on. But, in the end, isn't it always the same question? And always the same answer?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits run backwards, from top to bottom. See more »


Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Beneath You (2002) See more »


The Unanswered Question
Performed by The Orchestra of St. Luke's
Conducted by John Adams
Music by Charles Ives
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User Reviews

An adrenaline-soaked celluloid drug
15 February 2000 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Rarely has a movie made me concurrently gasp in disbelief and drunk with joy. To merely say I enjoyed "Run Lola Run", would do a great disservice to how I truly feel about this masterpiece. It's exhaustive frentic energy was so addictive that I didn't want it to end. The synergistic combination of sound and image perfectly mesh to create a state of uneasiness which was thoroughly enjoyable. "Run Lola Run" is a drug I wouldn't mind being addicted to.

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