Tenet with John David Washington

Tenet is a sci-fi action/thriller film. It is written and directed by Christopher Nolan. (Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige, Inception).



John David Washington (HBO Ballers, BlacKkKlansman) as the Protagonist
Robert Pattinson (Twilight) as Neil
Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Katherine “Kat” Barton
Dimple Kapadia (Dil Chahta Hai) as Priya Singh
Michael Caine (The Dark Knight, The Prestige) as Sir Michael Crosby
Kenneth Branagh as Andrei Sator
Martin Donovan (Big Little Lies, Weeds) as Fay
Fiona Dourif as Wheeler
Yuri Kolokolnikov as Volkov
Himesh Patel as Mahir
Clémence Poésy as Barbara
Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Ives


Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time.  Not time travel. Inversion.

Christopher Nolan discusses “Tenet”

Time is the most cinematic of subjects. Before the movie camera came along, human beings had no way of seeing time backwards, slowed down, sped up.

Release date

The movie will be available on September 3, 2020

Other notes

Nolan used a mixture of IMAX® and 70mm film to bring the story to the screen. 

“Tenet” was filmed across seven countries.

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