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Friday, November 18, 2005

Some memories are best forgotten - MEMENTO

MEMENTO was released in an English version in 2000. It's a brilliant movie about a guy called Leonard, who wants to avenge the murder of his wife.

Leonard is an insurance investigator whose memory has been damaged following a head injury he sustained after intervening on his wife's murder. His quality of life has been severely hampered after this event, and he can now only live a comprehendable life by tattooing notes on himself and taking pictures of things with a Polaroid camera.

The movie is told in forward flashes of events that are to come that compensate for his unreliable memory, during which he has liaisons with various complex characters. Leonard badly wants revenge for his wife's murder, but, as numerous characters explain, there may be little point if he won't remember it in order to provide closure for him.

The movie veers between these future occurrences and a telephone conversation Leonard is having in his motel room in which he compares his current state to that of a client whose claim he once dealt with.

I really want to watch this movie and I rummaged through all the video stores here in Dubai without much luck. Trying to get hold of it desperately... mebbe download it using LimeWire ;)

The movie is in fact been adapted from a Latin novel by the name Memento Mori...

And yeah, the novel was also made into a Tamil film called "Ghajini" with some changes, which was a money spinner at the box office. The movie has Surya and Asin in the lead role.

Guys, check out Memento's brilliant website at: Memento

By the way, namma Ghajini also has a web site here.

UPDATE: Yes!! Finally, watched the movie... and boy, was it brilliant!


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