He tells her that he lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy and if he doesn’t pay him, he will die.
She has only twenty minutes to come up with the money.
Lola’s race to save her lover is repeated three times with minor variations that lead to widely different endings. It’s fast, it’s stylish and it succeeds artistically. It’s all about the chances we take in life, the time, the hidden fate.
You have to watch all the details, keep your eyes open, this is sort of a throwback to the days before the talkies.