Watching it in late 90s must have been really cool. The videogame slash videoclip aesthetics is explored enough to make you not want the movie to be longer than it is, but it still leaves you with a great experience, a feeling you've watched something bold enough to risk almost being tacky.
This movie's so taut, it'll give you rope burn just watching it. I love the effect of Lola's primal scream, overriding outcomes by sheer force of will. You'll never forget this film takes place during the late 90s; that's for better or worse, depending on how you feel about techno.
I love how the themes celebrate a new 1998 Berlin: the young lover protagonists had loyalty for each other, rather than for the rules of society; most the older generation was portrayed as dishonest, awkwardly posturing; and all elements of the filmmaking celebrated an electric youth, who knew that the future would be determined by a mix of their capabilities and pure luck, and lots of running (in Doc Martens!).
An all-cylinders ahead marathon of style that works as a Groundhog Day-like action film. It burns, only sizzling to linger on its characters when it has to, yet explodes in emotion during each of its trio of stories separate climaxes and final shots. It's a minimalist and simple-tuned film in all but its energy, but oh-boy! does it move. Its problem? The disposable nature. In that, once over, it's forgettable.
A fast-paced low budget action movie mixed with "Groundhog Day" that was hugely influential on Hollywood who even stole the red wig done by Franka Pontente for "Alias". It is strange how enchanting it is to see an attractive running young woman with techno music and fast-edited use of animation, MTV music video styles and still photographs. An experimental film that works perfect in this action fairy tale.