Leonard Shelby, an insurance investigator, suffers from anterograde amnesia and uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife, which is the last thing he remembers.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan skillfully guides the audience through Memento's fractured narrative, seeping his film in existential dread.
The young British writer and director Christopher Nolan, who has every intention of putting us through the mill, doubles his fun by running the whole story backward.
Writer-director Christopher Nolan's second film is one of the most original and ultimately confounding mind games to reach the screen since The Usual Suspects.
I can't remember when a movie has seemed so clever, strangely affecting and slyly funny at the very same time.
Tagline: Some memories are best forgotten.
Source: based on a short story by Jonathan Nolan
Motion Picture Rating: R
Genres: mystery, thriller
Categories: amnesia, insulin, polaroid, neo noir, paranoia, california, female bartender, loss of wife, nonlinear timeline, flashback, memory, murder, insurance investigation, psychological thriller, manipulation, haunted by the past, mental disorder, hidden truth, self deception, note, widower, double cross, tattoo
Editor: Dody Dorn
Casting: John Papsidera
Director of photography: Wally Pfister
Original music composer: David Julyan
Costume design: Cindy Evans
Executive producer: Aaron Ryder
Associate producer: Emma Thomas
Production design: Patti Podesta
Runtime: 113 min
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
Color: Color, Black and White