The cinema narrative techniques used in Run Lola Run are mostly that of the narrative structure. The way that the film portrays time, breaks each scenario into a beginning, middle and end. If the film were to be structured in a different way it would change the entire meaning and narrative tone of the film changing how we see each character. Choosing to put the bed scenes in the middle rather than the end allows the viewer to interpret more information and ideas about the film. Choosing not to have anything after the last sequence could leave it open to the viewer to decide if that was reality or yet another scenario. In my opinion, this is similar to the ending of Inception.
The beginning of each sequence the film breaks apart the digital aesthetic by altering the traditional hierarchy of film. The 2D animation of Lola running down the stairs changes the perspective and reality of each sequence. I think that the scream she has as well plays with this idea. Almost as if those are elements to alter the reality of the film showing you that it is not really happening, but this can be argued. The continuity of each sequence reminds me of traditional Hollywood by creating a sense of time, urgency, and emotion through framing alone rather than dialogue. The speed she is running in comparison to the train in the last sequence feels more realistic than in the two previous. We are now seeing her in comparison to larger things that surround her making the last sequence feel like the final real scenario. The constant showing of the clock allows for a reference and the repeating of certain shots shows us the continuity of the narrative getting her from point A to point B. Without the urgency in her running and the clock, I think that the narrative would not have been as strong. Without much context of the characters at the beginning the narrative relies heavily on the actions and space to create a connection through time.