• 2000
  • R
  • 113 min
  • USA
  • mystery, thriller

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

Writers: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan

Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior, Stephen Tobolowsky

Christopher Nolan skillfully guides the audience through Memento's fractured narrative, seeping his film in existential dread.

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  • Christopher Nolan
    Christopher Nolan
    Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is a British/American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is known for writing and directing such critically acclaimed films as Memento (2000), Insomnia (2002), The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), and rebooting the Batman film franchise. Nolan is the founder of the production company Syncopy Films. He often collaborates with...

Main Cast


  • Anthony Lane (New Yorker)

    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.

  • Jack Mathews (New York Daily News)

    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.

  • Joe Morgenstern (Wall Street Journal)

    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


Producer: Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd

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

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 113 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Color: Color, Black and White