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25,893 Ratings


Directed by Christopher Nolan
United States, 2000
Thriller, Mystery


Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest of vengeance to find out who murdered his wife. His pursuit is compounded by the rare and untreatable form of memory loss he suffers from. Shelby uses notes and tattoos to aid his trip (and ours) down his memory lane.

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Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2002 | 2 nominations including: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Sundance Film Festival

2001 | Winner: Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award (Dramatic Competition)

Critics reviews

With its classically seedy southern California setting, this second feature by Christopher Nolan is more memorable than his first,Following (1998). Nonetheless, it exemplifies what the English mean when they call something too clever by half. It’s a fascinating and gripping but also rather heartless and mean-spirited tale.
February 02, 2001
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