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Run Lola Run

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Katharine Averell

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LOLA RUN Motifs RUN 1 RUN 2 Repetition of falling objects; the bag of money and the phone RUN 3 RUN oAKA Lola rennt
oPremiered in 1998
oShot in Berlin, Germany
oProduced by X Filme Creative Pool oBorn May 23, 1965 in Germany
oMoved to Berlin in 1980s
oCo-founder/ Partner of Berlin production company “X Filme Creative Pool GmbH”
oWon the Bavarian Film in 1998 for the film Casting Franka Potente Moritz Bleibtreu Introduces the motif of TIME Significance: reintroduces the idea of learning from your mistakes from previous games as you start a new game Resemble a video game:
•Getting super powers
•Fighting off obstacles Introduces the plot of the story
Reiterates the important of time Opening scene of the film Use of Montage Sequences emphasizes the character’s racing thoughts Lola runs to the bank where her father is the manager of and attempts to get 100,000 marks by convincing him to let her borrow it

Father refuses to give Lola the money
Also reveals he feels unappreciated and is leaving the family for another woman (unbeknownst to Lola, a co-worker he impregnated) and that he is not her real father Lola arrives a few seconds too late
Manni goes through with burglarizing the grocery store and robbing its patronsLola tries to persuade Manni to leave, but ultimately decides to helpLola and Manni succeed and run, only to be surrounded by the police Manni throws the bag of money in the air in frustration, distracting an officer and accidentally shoots Lola in the chest Woman with the baby: calls Lola a “bitch” for almost colliding into her
Shows the woman being a neglectful parent and having her child getting taking away by child services, leading to her kidnapping a someone else’s child
Bike man: offers to sell his “as good as new” bike to Lola for 50 marks
Shows the man getting assaulted shortly after, only to fall in love with the nurse taking care of him and end up marrying her
Ms. Jäger: almost hit by Lola while running to her father’s officeShows her getting into a violent car accident that leaves her paralyzed and, eventually, committing suicide •The black and white indicates the actions are in the past
•Shown with a slightly quicker progression of time
Contributes to the important concept of time
Also portrays the racing thoughts and panic Manni and Lola feel Circles
"The spiral is an archetypal symbol that represents cosmic force." -Carl Jung Some consider the spiral a symbol of the spiritual journey. It is also considered to represent the evolutionary process of learning and growing. Spirals: Clocks Run 3
“Cinema that interests me is cinema about openings, unresolved questions and experiments; cinema that explores the possibilities offered by narrative and by associations, without refusing chaos, chance, destiny or the unexpected.”
-Tom Tykwer

Lola jumps into the back of the ambulance, where the bank's security guard is suffering from a heart attack , again demonstrating her free will The film ends with the sound of a camera warming up,
much in the same way insights into the future were portrayed
in other runs. Jumps over animated dog with much determination, even growling, foreshadows a successful run Roulette is a game of chance, but she somehow manipulates it through will. Scenes without Lola/Manni appear to be recorded on a camcorder; metafictional Red Glass The Game of Life:
Gonzalo Frasca (game designer) defines a game as an “activity organized under a system of rules that defines a victory or a defeat, a gain or a loss.”  The basic rules of the game are straightforward.  Lola needs to obtain an object (one hundred thousand marks) by a certain time period (12:00) to win.

The movie is somewhat like a video game. There is a map or obstacle course (Berlin). A mission to complete within a 20 minute time period. Running fast-paced through the city. (Example: Grand Theft Auto)

Spinning of roulette wheel can be heard as she thinks of possible people to help her.
We can play games over and over again and each time we learn something new to help us along the way. (Example: Avoiding the dog in the stairwell, safety on the gun, and the stolen bike)

In what ways does Lola break the rules of the game? THEMES "Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens."-Ralph Waldo Emerson The clock represents time and the cycle of life (birth, growth, death, and rebirth). Symbol of danger,warning, and love. Represents the fragility of life. Repeatedly we see Lola break glass with her screaming, highlighting her panic and power Cohabitating Abstracts Movie seemingly tolerates paradox with acceptance of free will, chance, and determinism
Major contributing factor, however, is persistence of will. Run Lola Run and Vertigo Spirals
The Novak painting
Tykwer was a fan
Dramatization of abstract concepts Run Lola Run and Blind Chance Tykwer was familiar with Kieslowski's work
Differing scopes of social issues facing protagonists.
Witek's malleable mind vs. Lola's persistence The Application of Will Filmed in Berlin, Germany
Lolas Wohnung (Lola's Apartment)
Die Oberbaumbrücke (Oberbaum Bridge)
Gendarmenmarkt (Gendarme Market)
Friedrichstraße
Bebelplatz (Site of the Nazi book burnings in 1933) Film Locations References to German culture
Hans Paestch is the narrator. Famous for narrating German children’s stories.
German football legend Sepp Herberger is quoted. "The ball is round, the game lasts 90 minutes, everything else is pure theory." and "After the game is before the game." The Butterfly Effect
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