#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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. She has 20 minutes 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.
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Total style over substance the only surprising thing is how many people have been taken in by it
Lola’s boyfriend is in a lot of trouble. He was on a job for a major criminal where he had to deliver 100,000DM to him at noon. However during the job the money got left on the train and now he is standing asking Lola to help him or else he’ll rob a local supermarket in 20 minutes. Lola has 20 minutes to raise the money and get it to Manni. However there is no room for error and her decisions are life or death.
I, like everyone else, had heard this film’s reputation long before I got round to seeing it and didn’t need to be encouraged to see it when it came onto network tv. I didn’t know the detail of the film and I had an open mind but I did expect it to be worthy of the praise garnered on it. Sadly the film disappoints on almost every level except one style. Visually the film is energetic, with running and a race against time being the key and a pumping techno style soundtrack the film shamelessly goes after the youth market and gets it. The mix of cartoon and live action sequences is not well done but adds to the (false) impression that this is something new and daring. Even with the constant fast cuts edits and visual tricks I still wasn’t drawn in by the action, it is all quite flat and lifeless vans drive through plate glass for no other reason than to allow a slowmo shot of breaking glass etc.
A big reason the action fails is the total lack of characters. With almost no development I couldn’t get into any of the characters and could not care about them they were merely dolls that the director took delight in throwing around as part of his visual melee. The plot itself is also pretty weak it makes me laugh to hear it described on these pages as daring or fresh it is merely an old chestnut twisted to be 3 or 4 different version of the same old chestnut. The twists and turns are simply absurd and the film doesn’t even try to explain them excusing them as merely part of the hyper-kinetic film being delivered!
Potente tries hard as Lola and is pretty good looking running around in her small vest. I imagine the ability to shift posters of her in this film to student bedrooms around the world has helped this film no end. Bleibtreu’s is a non-character and his plight stems from his own stupidity. Support characters are non existent and exist only to be a plot driver to allow things to happen.
Overall this is not an awful film just a hollow and pointless one. Style is important in any film and sometimes style can cover the weaknesses in substance, however here the substance has no weakness it is a black hole filled by fancy editing, split screens and other such tricks. Characters are nowhere to be seen, genuine tension or excitement has left the building and the plot is a very simple set up which tries to hide it’s ordinariness behind the time jumping gimmick. I honestly cannot believe that this is in the top 100 at the time of writing and I will continue to read other reviews and listen to other opinions in an effort to understand how anyone could consider this anything other than flashy nonsense which is forgotten before the end credits roll.
A Rocket Paced Thriller
RUN LOLA RUN 1998
Not sure how to describe this 1998 German production. Best to call it a real non-stop thrill ride about a pair of losers. Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu are the said losers. Bleibtreu is a low end dealer who is doing a 100,000 Mark cash pick-up for his boss. Of course he loses the cash and is sure that his crazy boss is going to kill him.
He gets on the phone and calls his girl, Potente about the screw-up. Now starts a series of events as Potente tries to round up the cash in just 20 minutes. Out the door she charges and starts running here and there in order to save her boyfriend’s life.
The film moves at breakneck speed as Potente tries to hit up her banker father for some cash. This does not work so it is back on the street as Potente races to her man’s side. The deal here is that the boyfriend intents to rob a nearby market if Potente cannot gather the cash.
The whole story starts over again when the first “run” is not a success. This one plays out slightly different but is likewise not a success. The third “run” is again different, but this time there is a happy ending for Potente and Bleibtreu.
This one is a film that really needs to be seen. It is damn near impossible to explain the story and do it justice. At only 81 minutes it rocket’s along with top flight cinematography and a pounding soundtrack. It is well worth the time investment.
I was lucky enough to see it on the big screen and was floored by the whole production. The audience all clapped and cheered at the end.
Original Language de
Runtime 1 hr 21 min (81 min), 1 hr 20 min (80 min) (USA)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Tom Tykwer
Writer Tom Tykwer (screenplay)
Actors Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 28 wins & 20 nominations.
Production Company X-Filme Creative Pool, Arte, Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535
Laboratory Geyer-Werke, Berlin, Germany
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293), Video (selected scenes)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm