Lola Rennt

Lola rennt ...und rennt und rennt. She isn’t trying to tell us anything. She’s just trying to get to Manni in time.

It’s a simple story in deceptively simple form. This film is all in the details. Notice how effectively it grabs you on so little pretext and holds you through all 81 minutes. And when she screams, her scream is ours. Stop trying to analyze it and find deeper meaning.

The ball is round, and the game lasts 90 81 minutes. Everything else is pure theory.

Tom G Varik