Run Lola Run (1998)

The Pressure is Rising, The Adrenaline is Rushing, The Clock is Ticking

Blu-ray, 1h 20min
Rating: 7.6
Votes: 182805
Languages: German, English, Japanese
Country: Germany
Director: Tom Tykwer
Writer: Tom Tykwer

Plot outline

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

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After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. - Sunny Murphy

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. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lola's boyfriend Manni works as a runner for a mobster and leaves a bag full of his employer's money on a subway train. Frantic, he calls her and says that unless he can come up with the money in the next 20 minutes, he'll have to rob a grocery store to get it. Lola heads to her father's bank to see if he can help her. At this point, the film shows three possible outcomes of Lola's attempt to get the money - not all of which necessarily result in a happy ending. - garykmcd

The film explores the events that fate alone controls and displays the constant "what if's" that occur every moment and that can easily change the happenings of the next. The film follows the events between a woman, Lola, and her boyfriend, Manni, who she desperately tries to save from death by helping him obtain a huge amount of money he carelessly lost. It takes you on three different journeys with Lola, all controlled by fate, showing you what would happen in each, and all the "what if's" that provide the foundations for each outcome.

After fiddling some money, Manni has to deliver 100,000 DM. Unfortunately he leaves the cash in the subway - a dosser is very happy about that. Now there are 20 minutes remaining for Manni to deliver the money otherwise he's for the high jump. Desperately he phones his girl-friend Lola who helped him out of every situation so far. Will she be able to get 100,000 DM in twenty minutes. Well, there are different ways to do that. - Marco Radke

At home, Lola gets a call from her frightened boyfriend who has lost a large amount of gang money he was smuggling into the country. His only chance of staying alive is if she can get replacement cash to him in twenty minutes. Lola decides to try her father at the bank where he works. But exactly how things will turn out depends crucially, almost to the second, on how she sets off on her errand. - Jeremy Perkins {J-26}