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Old July 29th, 2001, 12:05 PM   #20
Lou
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Memento

I heard about this flim a year ago from our Cinema Geek (((((vickie))))) ( vic!)

...but I only just yesterday saw it. It is a fascinating take on a man who suffered a head injury during an encounter with another man who was raping his wife. The injury results in the loss of short-term memory; that is, our hero cannot make new memories. This "condition" is the grounds of the story (and the source of dark humor), as he searches for the man who raped and murdered his wife. The entire tale, however, is told backwards. I wondered how much confusion this reverse telling would cause, but the director uses careful cues so that the working back to the story's beginning creates suspense and finally satisfaction. If you get a chance, see it.
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