Running Time: 80 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Format: Anamorphic widescreen and fullscreen (double sided disc)
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Languages: English, German
Subtitles: English, French
Region: 1
MSRP: $19.95

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Run Lola Run (1998)

The plot of this movie is simple. Red-headed Lola (Franka Potente) has 20 minutes to locate 100,000 marks in order to save her boyfriend Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu)'s life. Filmed in three 20-minute segments, Run Lola Run is a fast paced, moving, often hysterical take on the notions of chaos and time and the little things that go wrong, or right, in our everyday adventures that could totally change our lives. Run Lola Run gives two characters the opportunity to find out "what would have happened if I had only just..."

There is so much going on in this movie that your eyes are jumping all over the place. Scenes cut from live action to animation, slow motion and fast frame segments happen without warning, not to mention the occasional dream/death sequence. Not only does this DVD look really good but it calls attention the tremendous amount of work involved in the creation of the original 35mm film. Editing is smooth, color is authentic to the kind of indoor/outdoor filmmaking that was going on here.

Informative and funny, the audio commentary by writer/director Tom Tykwer and Franka Potente is a nice change of pace from some of the more egocentric commentaries we've gotten bored with in American DVD releases. Potente and Tykwer seem genuinely fond of each other and fond of this movie and are excited and eager to present it to an American audience. There is also an interesting music video featuring Potente. Interactive menu is easy to use, audio set-up was only slightly confusing for someone who hasn't watched very many movies with so many language and sound options. This disc is a must have for any film buff. It is well worth the investment.

Amy Morrison, 11/22/00