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Memento

The toast of the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, this crafty, twisty offbeat thriller focuses on Leonard (Guy Pearce), a man struggling to put his life back together after the brutal rape and murder of his wife. Having been severely beaten himself by that murderer, Leonard's lasting injury is that his short-term memory has been destroyed. This, however, does not stop his obsession with the notion of taking revenge. The resulting mesmerising labyrinth, embracing the very best of its noir origins, should not be missed.

Year: 2000
Genre: Art House Cinema, Thrillers & Suspense, Film Festivals 2001, Nick's Favourites, Best of Post 2000, Amy's Favourites, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Who am I? Movie Amnesia, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Contemporary Noir, Adam's Favourites
Country: USA
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Duration: 108 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Contains violence and offensive language.
8.5/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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