(out of 5)

An amnesiac () has brain damage that left him without the ability to make new memories after being attacked in his home by the thieves who also raped and murdered his wife. To counter this, he tattoos reminders of his daily activities on his body, takes Polaroid photographs and writes everything down, all in an attempt to find the culprits who destroyed his life.  The story is told backwards, scene by scene, and every time you think you’ve got it all figured out something jumps out to surprise you.  is excellent in a supporting role as a woman Pearce helps out of a difficult situation, and  co-stars as a mysterious know-it-all who appears out of the blue all the time. Brilliantly done, this one will stay with you for days.

Newmarket Capital Group, , I Remember Productions, Summit Entertainment

USA, 2000

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, based on the short story Memento Mori by

Cinematography by

Produced by Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd

Music by David Julyan

Production Design by Patti Podesta

Costume Design by Cindy Evans

Film Editing by Dody Dorn

Film Festivals:  TIFF 2000

Academy Award Nominations
Best Film Editing (Dody Dorn)
Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen) (Screenplay by Christopher Nolan; Story by Jonathan Nolan)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Screenplay (Christopher Nolan)



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