Meet Lola. She has exactly twenty minutes to get 100,000 marks (German currency) or else her boyfriend will get killed.
The conceit is simple, edgy and attention grabbing. The film is something beyond that.
Run Lola Run runs on an electric and beautifully dignified pace. It’s approach towards solving a puzzle most thrillers find themselves muddled to complete comes off as bold and impeccably clean. The film finds itself breaking so many molds cinema has sheltered itself under for many years that its simplistic work delivers multiple waves of pure innovation.
Aside from its crafty premise, it’s the extremely audacious execution that truly spikes this punch and colors the film in with an untamed vividness. We’re lunged
The best aspect of Run Lola Run is its functionality; with its unconventional structure and style, the film exercises itself as a video game more than a film. You can legitimately label it as a surrealistic thriller, but Run Lola Run behaves as a sandbox concept. There’s more to this film, through its execution, that sets it apart from that genre. Run Lola Run approaches its task with an undeniable realism, but takes its daunting difficulty and sets it up against a surrealist story structure that proves more existentially aware than many philosophically charged films.
Run Lola Run manages to cross over from mainstream cinema to pure art-house gold due to its imaginative writing and fantastic execution. The film allows so much culture flow in through the editing style, camera-work ethic and humanistic acting that it gives the film an eclectic power and right to represent its late 90’s MTV generation. Run Lola Run lives and breathes as an idea and maximizes that idea’s potential, (very much like Inception or The Matrix did) making one of the most revolutionary and influential films of all-time.
This film was my dad’s dad.