A brilliant feat of rug-pulling … a triumph of mind in the absence of matter. -- The New York Times
“A brilliant feat of rug-pulling … a triumph of mind in the absence of matter.” —New York Times
Suffering from short-term memory loss, Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) sets out to unearth his wife’s murderer, taking Polaroid photos and tattooing his progress on his body to track his quest. Each time Shelby has to retrace his steps, so does the audience. While he forgets what has already happened, the viewers must work their way back from the end, putting everyone adrift in time and evoking a new state of mind. 2000, 113 minutes.