“How We Made Run Lola Run

Franka Potenta talks about the making of Run Lola Run (1998). “The film required me to sprint across Berlin in a pair of Dr Martens. I have to get 100,000 Deutschmarks to my boyfriend Manni in 20 minutes, or he will be killed. We were shooting in August and the crew told me: ‘When we don’t see your feet, you can wear sneakers.’ However, their footfall sounded different, so I just ran in boots all the time. I didn’t train – I probably smoked two packs a day back then–but I was young. And we wanted Lola to look like a real person, not an athlete. I’m not a runner. Never was. Never will be.”

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