In this weekâ€™s movie recommendation, Tom Tykwerâ€™s independent German film Lola Rennt [Run Lola Run], youâ€™re corralled through one of the most frenetic and high-octane interpretations of the butterfly effect conceit ever put to the screen.
The story begins with Lola, a fiery red-headed woman played by Franka Potente, receiving a phone call from her distraught lover Manni (played by Moritz Bleibtreu). Manni has botched an assignment that he hoped would initiate him into Berlinâ€™s organized crime gang headed by Ronnie (played by Heino Ferch). In particular, Manni has misplaced a bag that was filled with 100,000 of Ronnieâ€™s Deutsch Marks, and he has to produce the delivery in twenty minutes else heâ€™s a dead man. Can Lola save the day? Continue reading “Weekend Film Recommendation: Lola Rennt [Run Lola Run]”