Run Lola Run (1998)

The Regal’s Foreign Film series presents the German film Run Lola Run.

In this visually and conceptually impressive film, two-bit Berlin criminal Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu) delivers some smuggled loot for his boss, Ronnie (Heino Ferch). Manni accidentally leaves the 100,000 mark payment in a subway car.

Given just 20 minutes to come up with the money he calls his girlfriend, Lola (Franka Potente), who sprints through the streets of the city to try to beg her bank manager father (Herbert Knaup) for the money.

Director Tom Twyker tells the same story in different ways, with the events restarting three times over and unfolding in unexpected ways.

This film is in German with English subtitles.

“An exhilarating film with plenty of action and sympathetic characters. This has something for the foreign film aficionados and blockbuster lovers alike” – EMPIRE ★★★★

“Tykwer deliberately blows away all traces of the mundane and the familiar, so that not even the closing credit crawl moves in the expected way” – New York Times