Tom Tykwer / Germany 1998 / 1h20m / 35mm / German, English and Japanese with English subtitles
Cast: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri, Armin Rohde.
German writer/director Tom Tykwer tells one story three times, varying the outcome each time. The constant is resourceful redhead Lola (Franka Potente), a scruffy beauty with a scream that shatters glass and a boyfriend named Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who's messed up a job for a small-time crime lord and better come up with a whole lot of money in 20 minutes or he's dead meat. Manni calls Lola, and Lola comes running – literally. Unusually clever and gleefully anarchic in its mix of colour, B&W, animation and other techniques, this is highly accomplished filmmaking, rich in humour, energy and inventiveness.