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In this visually and conceptually impressive film, two-bit Berlin criminal Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu) delivers some smuggled loot for his boss, but accidentally leaves the 100,000 mark payment in a subway car.
Given 20 minutes to come up with the money, he calls his girlfriend, Lola (Franka Potente), who sprints through the streets of the city to try to beg the money out of her bank manager father (Herbert Knaup). The situation seems hopeless. The clock starts ticking and Lola runs.
WINNER – Audience Award, Outstanding Feature Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, German Film Awards 1999
WINNER – Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival 1999
WINNER – Best Film, German Film Critics Association Awards 1999
"Run Lola Run could very well be the punchiest piece of concept art to ever hit the silver screen, a shock-dose of German existential cinema you can ride."
- Slant Magazine
Tuesday 24th May
Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup
German with English subtitles, English
Palace James Street, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Astor Theatre