Lola rennt (Run, Lola, Run) (1998) – 3.5/5

Lola rennt (Run, Lola, Run) (1998)

Cool concept and idea. Is there more to it than there seems? I think so.

How wd you get 100,000 Deutschmarks ($65,000) in 20 minutes?

Notice the use of the color red: her hair, the phone, ambulance the money bag, etc.

“and then…”


The first attempt is pleading (mercy) w/ her dad which fails – Manni robs and she helps out of love, but they are caught and Lola gets shot. The father doesn’t love her and stops pretending he does.

The first “pause” after failure Lola asks Manni if he loves her and then questions every way possible if it’s true. How can you know? Then you just feel? etc.

The second attempt start similarly, but gets forceful and she succeeds, but then Manni is hit by an ambulance.

The “pause” is then about Manni asking what she wd do if he died. She’s confident she cd stop it from happening or un-do it somehow if it did happen.

The third try is faith. The means, the happenings, etc. She gets the money and meanwhile Manni “happens” to see (via the blind woman) the man who has his money. He gets it back and hands over his gun to the man.

Lola saves a man’s life in the middle of it all by her touch.

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