About

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife's killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

8.5
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Directed by

Christopher Nolan

Written by

Christopher Nolan (Screenplay)
Jonathan Nolan (Writer)

Runtime

113 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Some memories are best forgotten.

Cast

Keywords

tattoo flashback revenge motel los angeles amnesia waitress cult film individual memory loss neo-noir confusion nonlinear timeline insurance salesman individuality insulin polaroid

Photos

Lists

#50 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#596 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#44 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#173 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Christopher Nolan Jonathan Nolan

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Dody Dorn