A gripping and stunning thriller ride of one and half hour by genius Director Tom Tykwer who gave us ‘Perfume’ and recently released ‘The International’. From the beginning to end it gives you edge on the seat thrill in each of its various perspectives.
Look at the interesting beginning of the plot- Lola receives a call from her boy friend Manny that he lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a really killer goon and he has to return the amount within 20 minutes. Only Lola can save Manny and all she has is just 20 minutes. Impossible to make it; isn’t it? But it’s not what is impossible but what is possible which lays important here. Tykwer has given three different perspectives of Lola’s tryst with time in 20 minutes with moments of adrenaline pumping on going action with brilliant and breathtaking moving camera shots, crisp editing and engaging soundtrack.
One can see lot of creative liberty taken by Tykwer in all technical divisions of film making. Although this was the film he made much before ‘Perfume’; it never let you feel low for a single moment.