Run Lola Run

True to its title, this 1999 German movie by Tom Tykwer is a high-octane pulse-pounder driven by style, speed, and a throbbing techno soundtrack. It contains not so much a story as a premise: Lola's got 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 deutsche marks to save her boyfriend from the local mob boss. Whether or not she makes it is played out in three parallel versions in which Lola's destiny is completely altered by the difference of a few seconds. While there's no dramatic weight of a story, Run Lola Run is an exhilarating rush of clever ideas and ingenious sequences—a film that'll leave you pleasantly exhausted. Movie screens at midnight. (R) SEAN AXMAKER

Fri., Feb. 17; Sat., Feb. 18, 2012

 
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