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Memento

2001 Thriller, Mystery

About

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 conte...

Directed by

Christopher Nolan

Written by

Christopher Nolan (Screenplay)
Jonathan Nolan (Author)

Runtime

113 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Guy Pearce
as Leonard
Carrie-Anne Moss
as Natalie
Joe Pantoliano
as Teddy Gammell
Harriet Sansom Harris
as Mrs. Jankis
Larry Holden
as Jimmy

Awards

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

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Dody Dorn

Lists

#50 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

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

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

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