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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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Jutta Hansen
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Storyline

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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Es sind die kurzen Augenblicke, die über Leben oder Tod entscheiden können... See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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18 June 1999 (USA)  »

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Lola Runs  »

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DEM 3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,643, 18 June 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,267,585
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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While supposedly the film takes place within 20 minutes of noon hour, the shadows outside the casino are far too long for the hour. See more »

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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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"Special thanks to those who ran with us". See more »


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Vocals by Franka Potente / Thomas D (as Thomas D.)
Music by Tom Tykwer (as Tykwer) / Johnny Klimek (as Klimek) / Reinhold Heil (as Heil)
Lyrics by Tom Tykwer / Thomas D (as Thomas D.)
Performed by Franka Potente (as Franka Potenta) feat. Thomas D (as Thomas D.)
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An adrenaline-soaked celluloid drug
15 February 2000 | by 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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