Tenet’s official runtime confirms it will be one of Christopher Nolan’s shortest movies

Nolan’s longest film remains 2014’s ‘Interstellar’, which ran for 169 minutes

Adam White
Tuesday 14 July 2020 14:33 BST
Tenet trailer

Tenet will boast one of the shortest runtimes of Christopher Nolan’s recent movies.

According to the Korea Media Ratings Board, Nolan’s new top-secret thriller will clock in at 149 minutes and 59 seconds long, making it one of his least lengthy films.

While nearly two and a half hours is still a long time to spend in the cinema, Tenet is at least 20 mins shorter than Nolan’s 2014 film Interstellar, which ran for 169 minutes.

Tenet is also shorter than both 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises and 2008’s The Dark Knight, which clocked in at 165 minutes and 152 minutes, respectively. It is precisely one minute longer than 2010’s Inception.

Dunkirk (2017) is Nolan’s shortest film (apart from his little-seen 1998 debut Following), running at 106 minutes.

Tenet, which has been delayed due to coronavirus and the subsequent closure of cinemas, stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson and appears to involve time-bending and international espionage.

While the film is currently scheduled for release on 12 August, in tandem with the reopening of cinemas, box office analysts have suggested to Variety that it may be delayed once again.

Cases of coronavirus have been steadily rising in the United States, with the most lucrative film-going markets in the country (including Texas, Florida and California) being among the worst affected.

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