When in 1998 the German actress Franka Potente ran into the German movie theatres to save her friend and actor Moritz Bleibtreu, she went down in movie history. The German movie became a real hype for a good reason. Movie critics couldn’t put enough emphasis on the excellent cast. Furthermore, the relatively simple story was brought to life with interesting cinematic and stylistic devices. Fans of the movie couldn’t get enough of the episode-like structure, action-loaded camera pans and the unique depiction of the so-called butterfly effect which describes that even the smallest change in the course of actions can change the entire outcome and the whole future. Well, if you could describe the movie with one word, it would probably be “fast”.

In addition, the movie is set in Berlin during the 90ies, which enables a quick, speedy but deep insight into Berlin’s fascinating subcultures. Another plus is definitely the great soundtrack that really helped making Run Lola Run directed by Tom Twyker a German classic. Twyker’s masterpiece was so successful that it even became quite well known on an international base, which persuaded many women in Germany and Great Britain to get the Lola hairstyle, a super red and messy bob worn by the protagonist Lola.

If you never got the chance to watch this gem, don’t waste more time. Watch it! You won’t regret it.

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