This is Memento. Memento is a 2000 American psychological thriller and neo-noir film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Its about a man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.
Directed by John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton. With Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand. A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.