Written and Directed by: Tom Tykwer
Cast: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup and Nina Petri
Germany / 1998 / Thriller/Crime / PG for some violence and profanity / Language: German with English subtitles / 81 min.
“Run Lola Run is fun, fun, fun.” – Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
This thrilling, roller-coaster ride of a film from 1998 has won over 28 international awards and is the Barrie Film Festival Director’s retro pick.
Run Lola Run is about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Lola (Franka Potente) just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend, Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. If Lola doesn’t replace the money in 20 minutes, Manni will suffer the consequences. As her feet slap the pavement and the seconds tick down, the tiniest choices become life altering (or ending) decisions and the fine line between fate and fortune begins to blur.
28 Wins and 19 Nominations:
WON – World Cinema Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival, 1999
WON – German Film of the Year, Best Performance by an Actress, Best Performance by an Actor, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, German Film Awards, 1999
WON – Best Editing, Best Foreign Language Film, Online Film Critics Society Awards, 2000