Leonard is a protection specialist whose memory has been harmed following a head injury he supported subsequent to interceding on his wife’s homicide. His personal satisfaction has been seriously hampered after this occasion, and he can now just carry on with a comprehendible life by inking notes on himself and taking pictures of things with a Polaroid camera.

The film is told in forward blazes of occasions that are to come that make up for his problematic memory. During which he has contacts with different complex characters. Leonard gravely needs vengeance for his significant other’s homicide, be that as it may, as various characters clarify, there might be little point if he will not recollect it to give conclusion to him. The film veers between these future events and a phone discussion Leonard is having in his inn room in which he looks at his present status to that of a customer.



Duration: 1h 53min
Release Date: 16 March 2001 (USA)
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Director: Christopher Nolan
IMDb: 8.4

Box Office Collection

Budget: $9,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA & Canada: $235,488 Mar 18, 2001
Gross USA & Canada: $25,544,867
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $40,047,078


Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2002
Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film
AFI Awards, USA 2002
Screenwriter of the Year
Christopher Nolan
Awards Circuit Community Awards 2012
Best Film Editing of the Decade
Dody Dorn
Awards Circuit Community Awards 2001
Best Original Screenplay
Christopher Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
Best Film Editing
Dody Dorn
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2001
Best Screenplay
Christopher Nolan
Bram Stoker Awards 2001
Christopher Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
British Independent Film Awards 2001
Best Foreign Independent Film – English Language
Christopher Nolan
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2002
Best Screenplay
Christopher Nolan
Casting Society of America, USA 2001
Best Casting for Feature Film, Independent
John Papsidera
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2002
Best Screenplay
Christopher Nolan
Chlotrudis Awards 2002
Best Director
Christopher Nolan
Film Independent Spirit Awards 2002
Best Feature
Jennifer Todd
Suzanne Todd
Best Director
Christopher Nolan
Best Screenplay
Christopher Nolan
Best Supporting Female
Carrie-Anne Moss
Golden Schmoes Awards 2001
Most Underrated Movie of the Year
Trippiest Movie of the Year
Best Actor of the Year
Guy Pearce
Breakthrough Performance of the Year
Guy Pearce
Best Line of the Year
“Okay, so what am I doing? Oh, I’m chasing this guy. No, he’s chasing me.”
Best Screenplay of the Year
Christopher Nolan


Guy PearceLeonard
Carrie-Anne MossNatalie
Joe PantolianoTeddy
Mark Boone JuniorBurt
Russ FegaWaiter
Jorja FoxLeonard’s Wife
Stephen TobolowskySammy Jankis
Harriet Sansom HarrisMrs. Jankis
Thomas LennonDoctor

Writing Credits

Christopher Nolan(screenplay)
Jonathan Nolan(short story “Memento Mori”)


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