Tenet | 2020

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Main Plot

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.


  • John David Washington's character, known as The Protagonist, is a spy who must prevent World War III using time inversion.
  • Robert Pattinson's character, Neil, is a trusted ally to the protagonist and assists him in unraveling the mysteries of Tenet.
  • Elizabeth Debicki's character plays a pivotal role as the estranged wife and ally of the protagonist in the film Tenet.

Ending Explained

In "Tenet," directed by Christopher Nolan, the protagonist successfully prevents a future cataclysmic event by manipulating time inversion. He discovers that he is the one who recruits himself into a secret organization called Tenet, which fights against a future antagonist named Sator. The protagonist, along with his allies, infiltrates Sator's stronghold and retrieves a device that can reverse the flow of time. They use it to prevent Sator from destroying the world, ultimately saving humanity from its impending doom.

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Christopher Nolan John David Washington Robert Pattinson Elizabeth Debicki