Sony Pictures Classics is reissuing the 1999 German cult thriller Run Lola Run for its 25th anniversary on June 7.

The re-release will feature a new DCP from the 4K restoration, created in collaboration with the filmmakers.

Written and directed by Tom Tykwer, Run Lola Run starred Franka Potente Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Joachim Król, and Nina Petri, and served as an international breakthrough for the filmmaker and lead actress.

The iconoclastic, three-ending pic minted $7M stateside, becoming one of the highest grossing foreign-language films ever released domestically at that time, and over $22M internationally. Run Lola Run played the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival, winning the latter’s Audience Award. The pic won seven German Film Awards and received a BAFTA nomination for Best Film not in the English Language. 

In the film, Lola (Franka Potente) answers a call from her boyfriend Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), a small-time courier for a big-time gangster. He has a problem: His boss is coming to pick up 100,000 Deutsche Marks in twenty minutes, and he doesn’t have the money. With Manni’s life on the line, Lola runs through the streets of Berlin to reach him and somehow pick up 100,000 marks along the way, making split-second decisions and encountering acquaintances, family, and strangers. As the clock ticks down, the tiniest choices become life-altering (or life-ending), and the fine line between fate and fortune begins to blur.  

Sony Pictures Classics said, “Over the past 25 years, Run Lola Run remains one of the most enduring Sony Pictures Classics titles of all time. It is as timely now as when it first appeared in theaters in 1999. Our nationwide reissue in June is a celebration of this first hi-tech thriller presented as it deserves, to be seen and reseen on the big screen, and to continue to dazzle new generations of viewers.” 

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