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Director:
Writer:
Tom Tykwer (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 June 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Pressure is Rising, The Adrenaline is Rushing, The Clock is Ticking See more »
Plot:
A young woman in Germany has twenty minutes to find and bring 100,000 Deutschmarks to her boyfriend before he robs a supermarket. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 29 wins & 16 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the best circular narratives! See more (698 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Franka Potente ... Lola

Moritz Bleibtreu ... Manni
Herbert Knaup ... Vater
Nina Petri ... Jutta Hansen

Armin Rohde ... Herr Schuster
Joachim Król ... Norbert von Au

Ludger Pistor ... Herr Meier
Suzanne von Borsody ... Frau Jäger
Sebastian Schipper ... Mike
Julia Lindig ... Doris
Lars Rudolph ... Herr Kruse

Heino Ferch ... Ronnie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Bischoff ... Polizist (uncredited)
Monica Bleibtreu ... Die Blinde (uncredited)
Volkhart Buff ... Krankenwagenfahrer (uncredited)
Beate Finckh ... Casino-Kassiererin (uncredited)
J.P. Johannsen ... Bank clerk through door (uncredited)
Utz Krause ... Casino-Manager (uncredited)
Ute Lubosch ... Mutter (uncredited)
Klaus Müller ... Croupier (uncredited)
Hans Paetsch ... Erzähler (voice) (uncredited)
Peter Pauli ... Wachmann Supermarkt (uncredited)
Andreas Petri ... Sanitäter (uncredited)
Dora Raddy ... Die Alte (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Tykwer 
 
Writing credits
Tom Tykwer (screenplay)

Produced by
Stefan Arndt .... producer
Gebhard Henke .... producer: WDR
Maria Köpf .... executive producer
Maria Köpf .... line producer
Andreas Schreitmüller .... producer: ARTE
 
Original Music by
Reinhold Heil 
Johnny Klimek 
Tom Tykwer 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Griebe 
 
Film Editing by
Mathilde Bonnefoy 
 
Casting by
An Dorthe Braker 
 
Production Design by
Alexander Manasse 
 
Art Direction by
Attila Saygel 
 
Set Decoration by
Irene Otterpohl 
 
Costume Design by
Monika Jacobs 
 
Makeup Department
Babette Bröseke .... makeup artist
Christa Krista .... hair designer: Lola
Margrit Neufink .... makeup artist
Jekaterina Oertel .... additional makeup artist (as Jekatarina Oertel)
 
Production Management
Ralph Brosche .... production manager
Swantje Matthaei .... executive in charge of production
Carsten Neumärker .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Brighton .... assistant director
Sebastian Fahr-Brix .... assistant director (as Sebastian Fahr)
 
Art Department
Stella-Nicoletta Drossa .... art department trainee
Cary Gayler .... prop buyer
Katja Kiesewetter .... art department trainee
Micha Korok .... art department trainee
Sonja König .... stand-by propwoman
Francisco Escobar .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Frank Behnke .... sound
Normann Büttner .... foley recordist
Nanett Creutzburg .... sound assistant
Günther Friedhoff .... dialogue recordist (as Günter Friedhoff)
Dirk Jacob .... sound designer
Matthias Lempert .... sound re-recording mixer
Markus Münz .... sound editor
Jörn Poetzl .... foley artist (as Joern Poetzl)
Kai Storck .... sound editor
Marita Strotkötter .... sound coordinator: post-production
Spencer A. Beckett II .... recording production assistant (uncredited)
Gunther Kortwich .... sound equipment provider (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roland Tropp .... special effects
Gerd Voll .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Nastuh Abootalebi .... digital domino effects
Manfred Büttner .... visual effects production manager
George Maihöfer .... digital artist
Claudius Schulz .... graphics artist
Thomas Tannenberger .... senior effects producer
Dominik Trimborn .... digital domino effects: das werk
Andreas Schellenberg .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rossi Alvarez .... stunts
Micha Bornhütter .... pane carrier
Susanne Braun .... sport trainer
Berno Buff .... pane carrier
Volkhart Buff .... stunt driver
Frank Christoffer .... stunt driver
Ralf Häger .... bmw guy (as Ralf Haeger)
Frank Jablonski .... bmw guy
Sascha Kuchenbuch .... stunt driver
Stefan Manteuffel .... stunt driver
Piet Paes .... stunt driver
Leo Plank .... stunt driver
Emanuel Raasch .... bmw guy
Daniela Stein .... pane carrier (as Dani Stein)
Andi Stein-Strauss .... pane carrier
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Alert .... camera equipment
Michael Alert .... lighting equipment
Tilman Büttner .... Steadicam operator
Fred Dombrowka .... gaffer
Martin Fischer .... additional electrician
Olof Fock .... rigging grip
Wolfgang Franke .... dolly grip
Frank Griebe .... photographer
Mikesch Groht .... Steadicam operator
Jan Hartmann .... assistant camera
Jan Hartmann .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jan Hoffmann .... assistant camera: second unit
Sebastian Jahnke .... additional lighting technician
Oliver Krönke .... rigging grip
Marc Kubik .... director of photography: second unit (as Marik Kubik)
Klaus Liebertz .... Steadicam operator
Oliver Liliensiek .... lighting technician
Sebastian Meuschel .... Steadicam operator
Martin Petersmann .... rigging grip
Susanna Salonen .... director of photography: second unit
Andie Schneider .... key grip
Anja Simon .... apprentice camera operator
Bernd Spauke .... still photographer
Andi Stein-Strauss .... additional lighting technician
Christof Wahl .... Steadicam operator
Robert Wedemeyer .... best boy dolly grip
Gudrun F. Widlok .... still photographer
Jens Winkler .... additional electrician
 
Animation Department
Gil Alkabetz .... animation designer
Ralf Bohde .... animator
Robert Mack .... film exposure: animation
Thomas Meyer-Hermann .... executive producer: animation
 
Casting Department
Nessie Nesslauer .... casting consultant
Barbara Schernthaner .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ingrid Buhrmann .... wardrober
Sabine Groh .... apprentice costumer
 
Editorial Department
Harald Ehinger .... colorist: animation (as Hari Ehinger)
Anne Fabini .... assistant editor
Nurit Israeli .... post-production: animation
Martin Licht .... post-production trainee
Sonja Müller .... colorist: animation
Ruth Raatz .... color timer
Cornelia Schumann .... negative cutter (as Cornelia Schühmann)
Armin Vetter .... post-production: animation
Johannes Weuthen .... assistant editor
Joe Gawler .... video colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Stefan Broedner .... music supervisor
Klaus Frers .... music supervisor
Shiro Gutzie .... soundtrack executive consultant
Franka Potente .... composer: theme song "I Wish" and others
 
Transportation Department
Jens Schlemmer .... property driver
Stefan Schuster .... production driver
Hannes Staehle .... production driver
 
Other crew
Achim .... traffic blocker
Michael Alert .... set equipment
Mirko Andreas .... caterer
Ute Bergien .... production trainee
Bernhard .... traffic blocker
Carsten .... traffic blocker
Christian .... traffic blocker
Folker .... traffic blocker
Didier Franque .... caterer
Grete .... traffic blocker
Carsten Gutschmidt .... apprentice lighting technician
Dorit Günter .... cleaning woman: Schmitz
Susanne Hahn .... production assistant
Jan Hoffmann .... aerial photography: helicopter
Liane Jessen .... project development
Jörgen .... traffic blocker
Norbert Keil .... opticals
Thomas Lechner .... provider: walkie talkies
Renate Leisering .... laboratory coordinator
Gisela Liesenfeld .... production secretary
René Löw .... location manager
Hans-Joachim Rabs .... laboratory manager
Ralph Remstedt .... assistant location manager
René .... traffic blocker
Robert .... traffic blocker
Kathrin Rohm .... assistant location manager
Sarni .... traffic blocker
Klaus-Peter Schultze .... opticals
Uta Seibicke .... apprentice director
Jörg Treutmann .... location manager
Usch .... traffic blocker
Katja Wessels .... apprentice location manager
Thomas Wilk .... titles
Willy .... traffic blocker
Sabine Zimmer .... continuity
Sabine Zimmer .... script girl
 
Thanks
Wolfgang Becker .... special thanks
Liane Jessen .... special thanks
Undine Zamani .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lola rennt" - Germany (original title)
"Lola Runs" - USA (literal English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence and language
Runtime:
81 min | USA:80 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
For the shot of the crowd spelling out the title, 300 extras were shot forming each letter separately, and director Tom Tykwer spent about a month compositing the shots together in post-production. It would have taken thousands of extras to spell out the entire title in a single shot, and the production couldn't afford to hire that many.See 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.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Edited into The Clock (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
SupermarketSee more »

FAQ

Is this movie based on a novel?
How much is 100,000 Deutsche Marks worth?
What happened to the lady with the baby?
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86 out of 104 people found the following review useful.
One of the best circular narratives!, 7 May 2003
Author: emma502 from iowa city, iowa

This modern German film from 1999,that was so stunning and brilliantly edited won many awards at the Sundance Film Festival. The audience was taken away on this fast pace exhilarating ride which in turn warrants those watching to think about the circular narrative and its elements. All elements of the film including soundtrack and opening credits are incorporated into this them of a story being told through three different threads and three different experiences. The opening credits are displayed in cartoon form, as well as some of the traveling/running that Lola (Franka Potente) does through out the film. The soundtrack fills the film with a fast paced feeling and adds to the heart-pumping adrenalin rush that element of limited time creates. Fast camera angles, the use of panning, the incorporation of cartoons, the use of outdoor scenery ( no sound stage used), and close face shots are some of the main filming techniques used to make what I can only describe as an MTV video style of film making. The use of high speed camera shows areas of the plot that remains constant while the hi 8 camera is used in portions of the plot that changes in each of the 3 episodes. Also the use of red tinting shows a difference from real life and inside the characters thoughts. The audience is placed into the middle of the plot, there is no real introduction to the main characters, Lola and Manni, ( Moritz Bleibtreu) until after the main crisis of a loss of a bag filled of money that is suppose to be in the hands of a crook/ gangster with in the next 20 min from the time of the main character's conversation. This discussion is repeated 3 times until the characters successfully complete the task that lays before them. They either have to produce a replacement bag of money, or find the missing sack. In each of the 3 episodes the same characters are present as well as the same events but they either are incorporated or interact differently. For example, each episode has glass shattering. If the red ambulance does not crash through glass that is being carried across a main highway, then glass is broken by Lola screaming. Each episode also has elements of time, breaking of time, the different use of fire arm, running, and the use of the same script by the characters. The episodes are broken apart by either Manni or Lola dying, and in these deaths the audience is brought into the head of the characters to where they talk of love, life, death and loss. The audience is shown a place where the characters have a choice, which in turn is how they can relive the same morning events. This allows the audience to discover new interactions amongst the characters, discover new pieces of each story and how fit into one overall tapestry of a day in the characters lives. This film grabs the audience from the very beginning and proceeds to take them on an intense ride filled with lows and highs. One that can be watched over and over again due to the lack of information or images that is constantly being discovered. The complex and layered tale that unfolds in Run Lola Run is amazingly and almost unbelievably made better through the editing, film footage style, and soundtrack. The unusually dramatic images and different style than other films of the latter 90's sets Run Lola Run in a class of it's own

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