Great. Heard it was good but much better than I expected.
For those worried about it being dubbed you can select German with English subtitles from the menu of the current DVD.
I think this was just a director trying to be clever. The only interest was to try and work out when she would meet the different people in her "run". On another note, lots of people on here complain about subtitles. I'd rather have them than ridiculously false voices are overdubbed. It takes away from the real actors. The voice-over person can't really get how the actor was feeling, and the lip syncing doesn't work.
Quite interesting in a strange sort of way. I had to keep watching to find out the ending.
This movie sounded great but was very disappointed. Don't know how I stuck it out until the end
What a ride! Very thought provoking. Must see.
This fim has three attempts to reach a conclusion. It embraces humor with action well. Set in a German city (Berlin I think) which is empty of traffic exept for the vehicles that have a role in the story. Very well done.
Pant, pant, what a cant, well slanted and full of fantasy
Manni (Moritz Bleitreu) and Lola (Franca Potente) are a young couple living in Berlin. Manni gets roped in to working for a crime figure, Ronnie, who relies on him to collect a bag containing 100,000 deutschmarks, and deliver it safely to where he will be waiting in his car in a particular street. Lola is meant to be picking up Manni on her moped as soon as he has the money, but the moped gets stolen when she nips into a shop on the way, leaving him no other choice but to take the undergound. While he is sitting in the train, police board his carriage and he dashes out thinking they're are going to arrest him, leaving the bag of money on the seat in his state of panic. A hobo, travelling in the same carriage, picks up the abandoned bag, and steps off the train at the next stop and is seen disappearing down the platform. Manni enters a telephone booth at street level, calls Lola, who is back at home, and tells her what an idiot he's been, and he now has 20 minutes to come up with the money or else he's dead meat. Lola says she'll think of something, she won't let him down, and he's not to do anything rash. A gallery of faces flash through her mind of family and friends. She chooses the one most likely to help her and sets off running through the city streets at a cracking pace knowing exactly where that person will be. That's the beginning of three separate scenarios that are played out in her attempt to obtain the money. Her track through the city is similar in each case, but her encounters with the same people she comes into contact with on the way have different results, irrevocably altering the course of their lives for ever, which is shown in quick flashes of their future. Her encounter with the targetted person also has three very different results. A wonderfully exciting and absorbing movie, taken at a relentless pace matched by the excellent soundtrack, with moments covering just about every emotion from the deadly serious to the hilarious. The dubbing into English is done seamlessly with British voices, and their softer intonation gives this movie a decidedly British flavour. But the excellent cast is all German and Franka Potente just superb as the very athletic Lola.
Saw this movie at a cinema years ago. Thought it would be good to see again but unfortunately the copy sent out was dubbed!!
Shocker - punchy european girl given this wet english voice.
Quickflix I believe do not make this clear enough that some foreign DVDs are dubbed
Groundhog Day/Sliding Doors + Energy = Lola.
This movie made me think about how my action have an impact, big and small. Just excellent.
Fun and different. Great soundtrack - no wonder it's a cult favourite.
Great fast paced movie, great soundtrack, refreshingly different to the norm!
Franke Potente was worth watching but the movie itself is pretty boring and I was glad when it was over.
A brilliant technical film that illustrates how everyone is connected, and how the smallest changes can have significant effects.
Great soundtrack that rips along - makes you want to run with Lola. Worth having on its own. Innovative story and filming technique. One to enjoy for its fast pace.
A pleasant and unconventional surprise of a movie, in good German innovative tradition. Well worth the effort the effort to watch it with subtitles rather than in English, cos the language actually makes the film work. The music is probably the best part of the film, and I allways suspected that 'the fifth element' was somehow based on this movie (why, cos both the girls hair is red ?)
Hyper-active direction strives too hard for effects, but the punk heroine, delectable Franka Potente, sure can run.
Great film with great twists and turns. Must watch DVD!!
Every second is important, and every decision is vital. A great thriller with a touch of "lock, stock", but with more running. Man is there a lot of running. Excellent musical score, and a touch of anime just for fun.
A refreshing different and thoroughly enjoyable thriller that combines so many techniques - great musical score animation and multiple outcomes. Germany would have had an additional gold medal in distance running if Franka had been in the team! Lola rennt - Lola runs with great style!
Tykwer's philosophical message, "in every second and every minute you make decisions which can change your life" gives depth and cause for reflection as well as entertainment.
I enjoyed this movie. It was very different to what I was expecting, but it was enjoyable. It is a movie (yes it has subtitles) that plays out a particular series of events and depending on how Lola changes her actions, shows how her actions and timing, change the end result.. A little artsy, but imaginative. I am not sure if there is anything else out there like this.. 3 Paws.
Quirky,generously full of twists and turns,with a little animation added cooks up an action packed,pacy drama,that you're sure to enjoy.