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Run Lola Run to become opera - Sing Lola Sing?

The Local · 18 Feb 2012, 10:43

Published: 18 Feb 2012 10:43 GMT+01:00

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Tom Tykwer’s film tells the story of a young woman caught up in a robbery, whose options are explored with multiple endings as she races to save her man.

Produced in 1998, the film was Tykwer’s first global hit, launching his international career which proceeded with the film adaptation of Patrick Süsskind’s novel Perfume.

Tykwer has just finished making Cloud Atlas with Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant and Halle Berry.

Now the story will be put on stage at the Regensburg Theatre next February – the first time Tykwer has given permission for such an adaptation of the film.

Ludger Vollmer will write the music – four years ago he wrote music for the opera of Head On – the film by Fatih Akin, called Gegen Die Wand in German.

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11:09 February 18, 2012 by LiterallySimon
It's PotentE.
11:41 February 18, 2012 by Frenemy
its ridiculous... (btw, is this the same chick from the Fifth Element? or am I mistaking her from someone else?)
12:50 February 18, 2012 by jmclewis

5th Element is stars Milla Jovoich; both movies are excellent and will be classics.


16:01 February 18, 2012 by Simon_Kellett
You may also remember her from the Bourne series.
16:15 February 18, 2012 by vonSchwerin
Run, Lola, Run as an opera? This sounds awful.
16:50 February 18, 2012 by PaulLL
The fact that Tom Tykwer gave his permission for the adaptation is significant. Run Lola Run is a classic. It helped launch Franka Potente into the megatalent that she still is today. I wonder what Ms. Potente's opinion is on Run Lola Run being adapted? Since Mr. Tykwer gave his permission, I am all for the film being adapted to opera. I am looking forward to seeing it; although I doubt the performance will be as good and as memorable as Ms. Potente's.

01:38 February 19, 2012 by anaverageguy
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