Manni joins Lola, and asks her what is in her bag. The thematic exploration of free will vs. This illustrates the love between the couple and the dedication Lola has for Manni — here Tykwer invites the audience to consider the nature of love. Following its release, the film received critical acclaim and several accolades, including the of the , the Audience Award at the , Best Film at the , and seven awards at the. The red colouring connotes the love and passion, binding the two characters together.
The distinctively visual image of Lola running is formed through the use of characterisation and camera shots. Lola now runs with a limp; her arrival at the bank is delayed, allowing her father's mistress to add that Lola's father is not the father of her unborn child. Like that film, it features recurring images of , such as the 'Spirale' Cafe behind Manni's phone box and the spiral staircase down which Lola runs. The film was released on on 21 December 1999 and on on 19 February 2008. All three of the animated scenes have Lola running down what looks like a never ending spiral staircase, the spiral representing time and confusion.
She evades police and is able to meet with Manni in time, but he is run over by a speeding ambulance Lola had distracted moments earlier. The scene builds to a climax as the audience see that their joint dedication has almost brought them together physically, however they are still controlled despite their devotion and energy by time. In the film's brief prologue, an unseen narrator asks a series of rhetorical questions that prime the audience to view the film through a metaphysical lens touching on traditional philosophical questions involving determinism vs. In addition, the painting on the back wall of the casino of a woman's head seen from behind is based on a shot in Vertigo: Tykwer disliked the empty space on the wall behind the roulette table and commissioned production designer Alexander Manasse to paint a picture of as she appeared in Vertigo. Lola implores Manni to wait for her, and decides to ask her bank manager father for help.
It was also nominated for the at the 55th , and a in 1998. . Noyes employs the use of metaphors to create mental images and set moods or atmospheres. Manasse could not remember what she looked like in the film; therefore, he decided to paint the famous shot of the back of her head. The bed sheets in the red scenes also feature spiral designs which add to the allusion. Run Lola Run was selected as the German entry for the at the , but not ultimately nominated. The red filter scenes contrast so greatly with the rest of the film making them distinctively visual.
Through brief sequences of still images, Lola's fleeting interactions with bystanders are revealed to have surprising and drastic effects on their future lives, serving as concise illustrations of 's , in which minor, seemingly inconsequential variations in any interaction can blossom into much wider results than is often recognized. And always the same answer? How do we know what we think we know? She wanders aimlessly before entering a , where she acquires a 100-mark chip she successfully bets on a game of. Like 'Der Himmel über Berlin' City of Angels', Ryan, Cage' and 'Bandits' this film is surely to be copied by Hollywood. The painting took fifteen minutes to complete. The image of Lola running sticks with the audience and reoccurs throughout the entire film. For example, in the first reality, Manni shows a nervous Lola how to use a gun by removing the safety, while in the second timeline she removes the safety as though she remembers what to do. .
He uses a variety of techniques to create unique scenes of Lola running, the red filtered scenes and the animated sequence. This characterisation of the Highwayman creates an image of a romantic hero which is both unique and distinctively visual. Lola starts running immediately thinking of a million different ways how to help the man who is the most important person in her life and she runs and runs. Manni and Lola share the split screen, Manni looks to his left and Lola runs from the right to left. The red also symbolises the danger present in their relationship through the involvement in the criminal world. The quality of cuts and camera shots, innovative techniques at the top of modern filming practically unknown to German viewers up to now will hopefully make 'Lola rennt' a blockbuster in the cinemas as it fully deserves it. Unfortunately, Manni forgot the money in the tram and is now more desperate than ever.
Lola arrives on time, and witnesses Manni hand off the money. An image of the clock appears at the bottom of the screen. Colours can be used to evoke certain feelings and emotions. With the use of techniques including symbolism, characterisation, animation and camera techniques, Tykwer explores and conveys ideas about the nature of love, subjectivity and inescapabilty of time and the absurdity of chance events. Countless questions in search of an answer. A furious Lola overhears the conversation, takes a security guard's gun, holds her father hostage, and secures the 100,000 marks by robbing the bank.
The three animated scenes contrast so greatly with the rest of the film, the fact that they are animated makes them unique, and thus distinctively visual. The use of these techniques engages the audience with the film and conveys the messages Tykwer aims to deliver. However, another explanation is that Lola's interactions with them didn't really cause anything. This time, Lola leaps over the man and his dog, arriving slightly earlier at the bank and missing the opportunity to ask her father for help. It's just that each person inherently has vastly different possibilities of life trajectory, a different version of which is explored and shown in the three iterations. The film's exploration of the relationship between chance and conscious intention comes to the foreground in the casino scene, where Lola appears to defy the laws of chance through sheer force of will, improbably making the roulette ball land on her winning number with the help of a glass-shattering scream.