Memento (2000)

Some memories are best forgotten.

  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2000-10-11
  • User Rating: 8.1/10 from 5575 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Summit Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
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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.

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  • Guy Pearce

    as Leonard
  • Carrie-Anne Moss

    as Natalie
  • Joe Pantoliano

    as Teddy Gammell
  • Mark Boone Junior

    as Burt
  • Stephen Tobolowsky

    as Sammy
  • Harriet Sansom Harris

    as Mrs. Jankis
  • Callum Keith Rennie

    as Dodd
  • Larry Holden

    as Jimmy
  • Jorja Fox

    as Leonard's Wife
  • Russ Fega

    as Waiter
  • Thomas Lennon

    as Doctor
  • Kimberly Campbell

    as Blonde
  • Marianne Muellerleile

    as Tattooist
Directing Christopher Nolan Director
Writing Christopher Nolan Screenplay
Writing Jonathan Nolan Author
Production Jennifer Todd Producer
Production Suzanne Todd Producer
Production Aaron Ryder Executive Producer
Sound David Julyan Original Music Composer
Camera Wally Pfister Director of Photography
Art Patti Podesta Production Design
Production John Papsidera Casting
Sound Richard LeGrand Jr. Supervising Sound Editor
Editing Dody Dorn Editor
Production Christopher Ball Co-Executive Producer
Production William Tyrer Co-Executive Producer
Production Emma Thomas Associate Producer
Art Danielle Berman Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Cindy Evans Costume Design
Directing Steve Gehrke Script Supervisor
Sound David Klotz Music Supervisor
Sound Mikael Sandgren Music Editor
Crew Julius LeFlore Stunt Coordinator
Production Elaine Dysinger Co-Producer
Crew Jenifer Chatfield Post Production Supervisor
Production Page Rosenberg-Marvin Unit Production Manager
Production Terrence Harris Casting Associate
Production Wendy O'Brien Casting Assistant
Production Russ Fega Location Manager
Production Lawrence Lewis Production Coordinator