A-Z German film titles

lola rennt, a level german

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As might be expected from the title Lola rennt is a fast paced film;  despite this it is packed with subtle messages and philosphical ideas.   Lola's boyfriend Manni has left 100 000 marks in a bag in an underground train and if he doesn't deliver them to his drug baron boss within twenty minutes he is going to be shot and killed at the meeting point outside a supermarket.

Lola promises to find the money and get it to him before the time is up;  instead of this being a single operation however, Twyker offers three separate versions of Lola's exploit, each proceeding and ending very differently.   On the run, Lola meets the same people at slightly different points affecting their lives in a different way on each occasion which we see through flash-forwards.

Borrowing images and ideas from other well-known film makers such as Hitchcock the film is nevertheless very engaging and individual in its own right and from the cinematic point of view very interesting to study as it uses many different devices to get its message across in a look that sometimes feel like an extended pop-video.


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  • Detailed summary of film with verbs gapped (infinitives given)
  • Comprehensive questions on each scene
  • Character study guide with wide range of adjectives


  • Multi-tense practice tool
  • A-factor builds in practice of more complex structures
  • Direct-indirect speech exercise encourages reported speech


  • Matching quotations to themes to prepare for paragraphing
  • Essay planning guide including template
  • Essay plan and sample essay


  • Examplar scenes analysed
  • Scene analysis template


Mark schemes are provided for:

  • the gapped summary
  • character guide
  • multi-tense exercise
  • A-factor
  • direct-indirect speech exercise
  • themes exercise

Answers are NOT given for the questions which are intended to elicit an individual response.


English subtitles and German for hearing impaired

                    No separate version with German subtitles

                                   not available