Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run is a breakneck,
hyperkinetic, totally engrossing exercise in storytelling through film. The
movie uses a phenomenally original visual language, switching between live
action and animation, motion and slow motion, jump cuts and lingering shots,
to great effect. As Lola sprints through the streets in an attempt (3
attempts, actually) to save her boyfriend Manni, she makes many interesting
discoveries about herself, and through a quickly-sequenced series of still
photos, the people she bumps into. It’s in German, but the dialogue is
largely of secondary importance, so reading the subtitles isn’t too painful.
(Especially fun is to listen to the English Soundtrack while watching the
English subtitles, which are often translated differently.)