135: Run Lola Run (1998)

Keep your convents, nuns. Can’t you see I’m busy?

1998. Remember then? That was a good time, wasn’t it? Penny sweets that costed a penny, Mickey Mouse ice lollies, turkey twizzling school dinners. It was a big year for culinary delights. If only I had seen Run Lola Run back then it would have set my exercise gear in motion.

Winning a host of worldwide cinema awards and representing Germany for the prestigious Academy Awards nomination, Run Lola Run is a prime example of futurist, European cinema. And it still holds up this day. Snapshot cut sequencing, animation interludes, a pandemoniac soundtrack, it has it all, and then some. Complex, simple cinema doesn’t get better than this. Yes, a contradictory, juxtaposing sentence, but you just watch the flipping film and you’ll understand exactly what I’m banging on about.

IMDb it.

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