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Tenet (2020)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 3 September 2020 (USA)
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Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Director:

Christopher Nolan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juhan Ulfsak ... Passenger
Jefferson Hall ... Well-Dressed Man
Ivo Uukkivi Ivo Uukkivi ... Uniformed Official
Andrew Howard ... Driver
John David Washington ... Protagonist
Rich Ceraulo Ko ... SWAT / Target
Jonathan Camp ... SWAT 2
Wes Chatham ... SWAT 3
Sander Rebane Sander Rebane ... Ukrainian SWAT
Martin Donovan ... Fay
Clémence Poésy ... Barbara
Josh Stewart ... Male Voice (voice)
Robert Pattinson ... Neil
Dimple Kapadia ... Priya
Denzil Smith ... Sanjay

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Storyline

In a twilight world of international espionage, an unnamed CIA operative, known as The Protagonist, is recruited by a mysterious organization called Tenet to participate in a global assignment that unfolds beyond real time. The mission: prevent Andrei Sator, a renegade Russian oligarch with precognition abilities, from starting World War III. The Protagonist will soon master the art of "time inversion" as a way of countering the threat that is to come. Written by jesusblack-91294

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Time Runs Out

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some suggestive references and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Michael Caine and Clémence Poésy previously worked together on Last Love (2013). See more »

Goofs

Inside the shipping container as they travel through inverted time, Neil takes his surgical gloves off twice and throws them into the trash bin. See more »

Quotes

Neil: It seems you need an introduction to a prominent Mumbai local on short notice. I'm Neil.
The Protagonist: I need an audience with Sanjay Singh.
Neil: That's not possible.
The Protagonist: Ten minutes, tops.
Neil: Time isn't the problem. Getting out alive is the problem.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and Syncopy logos are respectively shaded red and blue, the colors used in the film to represent normal/inverted time. See more »

Alternate Versions

British theatrical version was cut (in one fight scene) to secure the desired "12A" rating. See more »


Soundtracks

The Plan
Written by Travis Scott (as Jacques Webster), Wonda Gurl (as Ebony Naomi Oshunrinde) and Ludwig Göransson
Performed by Travis Scott
Produced by Ludwig Göransson and Wonda Gurl
Travis Scott appears courtesy of Cactus Jack/Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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I think I'm dumb
22 August 2020 | by kennyjamesriddleSee all my reviews

Well, I've always known I was a little slow to the party but this movie was hard to follow! It might have been the cinema sound mix but my wife and I kept asking each other what they were saying.. the script was hard to hear let alone understand in its abstract form.. we got the gist of the concept but was still hard to piece everything together in the end! I think it's a movie that requires a few watches to wrap ya head round it, but then again i am a little slow.. lol


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UK | USA

Language:

English | Russian | Ukrainian | Estonian

Release Date:

3 September 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Merry-Go-Round See more »

Filming Locations:

Linnahall, Tallinn, Estonia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$205,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,200,000, 6 September 2020

Gross USA:

$52,500,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$341,500,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros., Syncopy See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.43 : 1
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