Run Lola Run (1998) w/Patrick O’Rourke of Peaches and Hot Sauce

Run Lola Run

This week, Patrick O’Rourke of the Peaches and Hot Sauce podcast network joins us to talk about the independent time-jumping thriller Run Lola Run! The breakout film of director Tom Tykwer (Cloud Atlas), the film features a twenty-minute ticking clock scenario in which Lola (Franka Potente) has to wrangle 100,000 marks to save the life of her boyfriend. Whenever she fails, she just says ‘No!’ and starts again, creating a whole new set of circumstances she has to overcome. The result is frenetic and fun, and we dig into it with our custom cocktail and drinking game!

(Thanks to our sponsor Cards Against Humanity as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)



We decided to honor the German heritage of this week’s film by creating a black forest cake-flavored cocktail. We’re particularly proud of the chocolate and coconut rim (because, in our book, black forest cake has, and will always have,  coconut). 

Run Lola Run Cocktail2 parts Rheinehall white apple brandy
1 part Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
1 part creme de cacao
dash, Aztec chocolate bitters
2 brandied cherries
chocolate sauce
coconut flakes

  1. Muddle brandied cherries in a shaker, and add Rheinehall, Frangelico, creme de cacao and chocolate bitters.
  2. Line the rim of a martini or cocktail glass with chocolate sauce, then rim with coconut flakes.
  3. Strain the cocktail into the martini glass and serve.


  1. Every time Lola starts running again
  2. Polaroid Premonitions ™ (those flashes of other people’s lives after Lola bumps into them)
  3. Whenever you see a clock in a shot


Lola prays in voiceover, “Help me. I’m just gonna keep running, okay?”

Join us next week as we get up to more time-travel mayhem with Shane Carruth’s independent film Primer!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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