Mémento (2000), A film by Christopher Nolan. Movie reviews



Memento is a 2000 thriller movie directed by Christophe nolan based on his brother’s story, Jonathan nolan. Featuring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss (Matrix) and Joe pantoliano.

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Leonard (Guy Pearce) is an insurance investigator whose memory was damaged following a head injury he sustained after intervening in the murder of his wife. His quality of life was severely hampered after this event, and he can now only live an understandable life by tattooing himself notes and taking pictures of things with a Polaroid camera. The film is told in flashes of upcoming events that make up for his unreliable memory, during which he has affairs with various complex characters. Leonard really wants revenge for his wife’s murder, but, as many characters explain, he may be useless if he doesn’t remember in order to provide him with a closure. The film oscillates between these future events and a phone conversation Leonard has in his motel room in which he compares his current condition to that of a customer whose complaint he has already dealt with. (cinematic affinity)

Movie reviews

“A brave tribute to the spirit of ‘Point Blank’ (…) ‘Memento’ deconstructs time and space with Einstein-caliber dexterity in the service of a delightfully disturbing tale of revenge” Lisa Nesselson: Variety

“I don’t remember when a movie sounded so clever, strangely touching and slyly funny at the same time” Joe Morgenstern: The Wall Street Journal

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Remembrance (2000)

Movie title: Memento

Description of the film: Leonard (Guy Pearce) is an insurance investigator whose memory was damaged following a head injury he sustained after intervening in the murder of his wife. His quality of life was severely hampered after this event, and he can now only live an understandable life by tattooing himself notes and taking pictures of things with a Polaroid camera. The film is told in flashes of upcoming events that make up for his unreliable memory, during which he has affairs with various complex characters. Leonard really wants revenge for his wife’s murder, but, as many characters explain, he may be useless if he doesn’t remember in order to provide him with a closure. The film oscillates between these future events and a phone conversation Leonard has in his motel room in which he compares his current condition to that of a customer whose complaint he has already dealt with. (cinematic affinity)

Date published: 12 December 2021

Country: United States

Duration: 115 minutes

Director (s): Christophe nolan

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Actors): Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior, Stephen Tobolowsky, Harriet Sansom Harris, Jorja Fox

Kind: Polar

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Summary

One of the best thrillers of this century


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