Run Lola Run

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Alamo Drafthouse Houston says
A whirlwind race against time, a breathless caper, a twisty philosophical game, and, when it first appeared, a fresh breath out of Germany that restored Berlin to its former status as a great movie location, RUN LOLA RUN is smart pop cinema at its best.

Lola (the charismatic Franka Potente) receives a frantic phone call from her boyfriend, a local criminal’s errand boy who has just lost a bagful of cash belonging to his boss. If Lola can’t replace the money and get it to her boyfriend in 20 minutes, he’s a dead man. Flipping through the alternatives, Lola quickly settles on a plan: to convince her bank-manager father to give her the cash. Off she sprints, down the stairs and into the streets of Berlin, beginning a breathless race against the clock to save her lover.

In a thrilling twist, director Tom Tykwer gives us three versions of Lola’s 20-minute run, each beginning the same way before small differences emerge that yield vastly different outcomes, not only for the main characters but also for the people who cross Lola’s path. We see how the future can be written and rewritten by any number of minor events, chance encounters, and split-second decisions. Along the way, Tykwer pulls out all cinematic stops, fusing 35mm and video, color and black and white, fast motion and slow motion, split screen, jump cuts, animation and more – all set to a pulsating electronic score that matches the explosive energy of the visuals.
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By: Alamo Drafthouse Houston

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