Memoria is a 1996 Fantasy Drama Thriller film written, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick starring

Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Produced by Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick

Arthur C. Clarke

Based on Short Story Idea by Stanley Kubrick

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Vladimir Mashkov

Edie Falco

Chad Michael Murray

Isaiah Washington

Wendell Price

Tracy Nelson

Nora Zehetner

Seth Gabel

W. Earl Brown

Cinematography Geoffrey Unsworth
Editing by Ray Lovejoy
Distributed by MGM (original)

Warner Bros. (DVD)

Release date(s) March 24, 1996 (Premiere)

March 30, 1996 (Theatrical)

Running time 120 Minutes
Language English
Budget $10.5 million
Box office $68,700,000(worldwide)

$31,900,000 (rentals)

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Vladimir Mashkov, Edie Falco, Chad Michael Murray, Isaiah Washington, Wendell Price, Tracy Nelson, Nora Zehetner, Seth Gabel and W. Earl Brown.

The film secured succesfully 5 Academy Awards including: 1. Best Picture, 2. Best Director, 3. Best Actor: Alejandro González Iñárritu, 4. Best Supporting Actor: Vladimir Mashkov and 5. Best Actress: Edie Falco.

It also secured an Academy Award Nomination for Best Sound Editing.

It has gone on to be a film classic like many of Kubrick's other motion pictures (Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey e.g).


A group of different people from different states and towns of the United States come to an Illinois Man who deals in the bizarre art and profession of memory erasal.

These individuals lives have been ruined by certain horrible events of their past and hope to move on via having the events erased completely from their minds.

They seek salvation in a very strange man and find themselves having to enter their own string of worst memories and having to overcome them, Simple? No as if they fail they will ultimatley lose their life.

A consequence not told to them before undergoing the process which spirals them into their own subsconsiouses.


  • Alejandro González Iñárritu as Grimm Fernard
  • Vladimir Mashkov as Pendlebury Makelshiff
  • Edie Falco as Mother Burlingtonn
  • Chad Michael Murray as Varsity Jock Widow Ricky Sansbury
  • Isaiah Washington as Businessman Blake Merloff
  • Wendell Price as Bad Brother Gerald Merloff
  • Tracy Nelson as Escort Terly Oer
  • Nora Zehetner as Deceased Fiance of Ricky Sansbury Meaghan Llewis
  • Seth Gabel as Meaghan's Killer Ex-Boyfriend Torley Borton
  • W. Earl Brown as the Memoriam Black Rose
  • Alex Proyas as The Retriever Red Rose


  1. Le nozze de Figaro (The Marriage Of Figaro)- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  2. Don Giovanni- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  3. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  4. Così fan tutte- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  5. Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)- Gioachino Rossini
  6. Don Carlo- Giuseppe Verdi
  7. Norma- Vincenzo Bellini
  8. Aida- Giuseppe Verdi
  9. La Traviata- Giuseppe Verdi
  10. Otello- Giuseppe Verdi
  11. Madama Butterfly (Madam Butterfly)- Giacomo Puccini
  12. Tosca- Giacomo Puccini
  13. La bohème- Giacomo Puccini
  14. Pagliacci- Rugerro Leoncavallo
  15. Fedora- Umberto Giordano
  16. Faust- Charles Gounod
  17. Lakmé- Léo Delibes
  18. Manon- Jules Massenet
  19. La Jolie Fille de Perth- Georges Bizet
  20. Carmen- Georges Bizet

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