Upon watching the German film Run Lola Run I can see the many differences between traditional American film and this strange German movie. This movie is high paced, exciting and unconventional. Run Lola Run was breath of fresh air from the formula based movies you normally see in American cinema (:cough: :cough: Step Brothers).
Franka Potente plays the main character Lola and Moritz Bleibtreu plays the drug dealer boyfriend Manni that accidentally leaves the drug money on a train. Run Lola Run makes you think whilst you watch. Lola turns back time every time her boyfriend Manni gets into trouble. The director uses many points of view. The pedestrians, workers, and the main characters, you get to view into their lives and how it’s directly changed by Lola. One main difference between this film and American film was the German culture you see throughout it like in the casino only rich people playing casino games and it was looked down upon for the “non-rich” to play with them unlike in American culture where everyone is welcome to gamble.
Personally I liked this strange movie with alternate realities and some cultural differences. I am accustomed to seeing a generic movie with a typical happy endings The way that I interpreted this movie was that it lacked the played out equation of American movies, which created is what created the personality of the movie for me. Most American movies lack substance where this had a message. But I felt that this did not explain much of the cultural differences between German and U.S. cultures. The movie did not show the complexities of German culture/filmmaking, it was extremely similar to American life.
Overall this movie is complex and unique, which is rarely seen in American media. I like this movie, even though it had some flaws. Run Lola Run is an energetic thrill ride that many more Americans should see.