Director: Tom Tykwer.
Starring: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup. Germany 1998. 77 mins.
Three 'what if' variations on the same story provide the basis for this German thriller featuring a race against the clock in which a young woman has exactly 20 minutes to save her lover from certain death.
Featured players include Franka Potente as Lola and Moritz Bleibtreu as Manni, an errand boy for a local criminal. Earlier in the day, Manni was assigned a smuggling job but after delivering the loot and accepting payment, he left the bag on the subway in his haste to avoid ticket inspectors. Death awaits him if he and Lola cannot come up with 100,000 German Marks.
Directed by Tom Tykwer, the story is said to be about love, commitment and destiny.