Tom Tykwer’s groundbreaking German thriller will return to theaters nationwide, featuring a new DCP from the 4K restoration


NEW YORK (April 19, 2024) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will reissue the 1999 thriller RUN LOLA RUN in theaters nationwide on June 7, 2024, timed to the 25th anniversary of its original US release. The reissue will feature a new DCP from the 4K restoration, created in collaboration with the filmmakers. Written and directed by Tom Tykwer (BABYLON BERLIN), RUN LOLA RUN stars Franka Potente (THE BOURNE IDENTITY), Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Joachim Król, and Nina Petri, and served as an international breakthrough for Tykwer and Potente.

Hailed for its experimental structure, propulsive techno score (composed by Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil), and Potente’s fierce performance as the titular, flame-haired heroine, RUN LOLA RUN was a critical and commercial success worldwide. It grossed over $7 million dollars in the United States and Canada, becoming one of the highest grossing foreign-language films ever released domestically at that time, and over $22 million internationally. It was also a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival, winning the latter’s Audience Award. Among its many accolades, RUN LOLA RUN 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. 

Told in three variations with three endings, RUN LOLA RUN is a fast-paced, kinetic exploration of destiny, set to a pumping dance music soundtrack and interspersed with animated interludes, flashbacks, and flashforwards that remind us of life's limitless possibilities.

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.”


Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992—which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.  Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 41 Academy Awards® (37 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 187 Academy Award® nominations (161 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for THE FATHER, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, WHIPLASH, AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. 


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