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Scott Norwood
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From: Boston, MA. USA (1774.21 miles northeast of Dallas)
Registered: Jun 99


 - posted 05-12-2000 09:53 PM      Profile for Scott Norwood   Author's Homepage   Email Scott Norwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This is being pretty heavily promoted as the previous film "from the director of 'Run Lola Run.'" Unfortunately, this sort of promotion is doing it a real disservice, as it is a very slow and deliberate film and is quite unlike RLR. Still, it's rather well crafted and is worth seeing (esp. since one of the major characters is a projectionist; there's a scene with an Ultra-Stereo placard in the background). It's nothing earth-shattering, but it's a reasonable way to spend two hours of one's time.

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John Wilson
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From: Sydney, Australia.
Registered: Dec 1999


 - posted 05-18-2000 07:37 PM      Profile for John Wilson   Email John Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I really liked the pacing but have not seen Run Lola Run so can't compare it to that one. When we ran this last November, they used the same seel line, but I was told then that that wasn't a good idea because they were two VERY different films.

I really did enjoy this film. It's just got that FEEL to it that only a europen film could ever pull off, much the same way as Three Colors Blue did for me.

It will never make a dollar, but that's no reason not to make it.

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