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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 113

Budget: $9,000,000

Revenue: $39,723,096

Language: en

Webpage: Link

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  •  U

  • 2000-10-20

  • 2000-11-06

  • 2001-01-19

  • 2001-03-16

  • 2001-04-26

  • 2001-06-15

  • 2001-07-27

  • 2001-08-25

  • 2001-12-13

Plot Keywords

Alternative Titles

  • Amnésia
  • Mementó
  • 記憶拼圖
  • Помни
  • Memento
  • Пам'ятай
  • Μεμέντο
Content Score: 100


7.8/10 (1,389 votes)


Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search and jog his memory. He even tattoos his own body in a desperate bid to remember.


Some memories are best forgotten.


Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: ,

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Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce
as Leonard

Carrie-Anne Moss

Carrie-Anne Moss
as Natalie

Joe Pantoliano

Joe Pantoliano
as Teddy Gammell

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A review by John Chard

We all lie to ourselves to be happy.

It's not until a film like Memento comes along, or that you personally have to deal with someone close who suffers a form of this subject to hand, that you get jolted to remember just how your memory is such a prized and treasured thing - and crucially that it's one of your key safety devices.

Christopher and Jonathan Nolan crafted one of the best films of 2000 based on those facets of the human condition. Their protagonist is Leonard Shelby, played with stupendous believability by Guy Pearce, who is suffering from a memory amnesia caused by a trauma t... read the rest.