Dir. Tom Tykwer. Germany 1998. 1h 17m. German/subs. Starring Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup
This breathless three scenario thriller announced the arrival of a major new talent in the form of German director, Tom Tykwer, whose formal experimentation and style attracted the attention of The Wachowskis.
Lola has 20 minutes to find 100,000 Deutsche Mark and save her boyfriend’s life.
“A film of nonstop motion and visual invention.” ~ Roger Ebert
“A furiously kinetic display of pyrotechnics from the director Tom Tykwer, who fuses lightning-fast visual tricks, tirelessly shifting styles and the arbitrary possibilities of interactive storytelling.” ~ Janet Maslin, New York Times
Mike was born in Warwickshire in 1978. He has written on film for The Scotsman since 2002, for the Telegraph since 2003, and for the Guardian since 2012. He is also presently chief critic for the website MovieMail, and co-hosts the weekly pop culture podcast Popswipe with the writer-broadcaster James King.