Run Lola Run (1998)

1998 Run Lola Run rennt Movie Film Cinema Poster ArtThis is a hugely entertaining, humorous and exhaustingly-paced German thriller from writer/director Tom Tykwer, starring Franka Potente – of The Bourne film series fame.

The innovative visual style using several different filming techniques, the palpable sense of urgency, the pulsating techno score and an array of unique characters makes Run Lola Run an incredibly fun and exciting experience.


You can find more information on this German-language movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.

As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:


Title: Lola rennt

Language: German

Direction: Tom Tykwer

ScreenplayTom Tykwer

Cinematography: Frank Griebe

Editing: Mathilde Bonnefoy

Score: Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer

Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Armin Rohde, Joachim Król, Nina Petri, Ludger Pistor, Julia Lindig, Sebastian Schipper, Lars Rudolph

Narrated by: Hans Paetsch


Full Acting Cast and Roles


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  1. Best running scenes ever! I wonder how many miles Franka Potente had to run just to make this cool film!

  2. One of my all-time fav indie/Euro movies. Excellent choice!

  3. Saw this and bought it as soon as the opportunity arose – great film.

  4. KG

    I loved this movie…a lot.

  5. Great memories of this movie, now refreshed thanks to this post. I saw it again and enjoyed it just as much as I did years back when I first saw it

  6. A brilliant way to tell a story. I really like the soundtrack. This is a perfect example of the importance of music in films.

  7. One of my favourites films, I recomend you Volver from Pedro Almodovar, Nymphomaniac from Lars Von Trier and Fill the Void from Rama Burshtein.

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