It’s taken me since 1999 to catch up with this German cult classic. It’s like a philosophical version of Ground Hog Day, but far more chic than that. Basically, it’s about a young woman who has twenty minutes to run across the city to retrieve 100,000 marks for her gangster boyfriend. It all goes wrong, messy and bloody. But she gets to live the twenty minutes again, and again… Is it a type of hell? Or is she being given another chance? Is she doomed to repeat the same twenty minutes for all eternity? If you haven’t seen it, you must.
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