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A skilled extractor is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible.

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Storyline

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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The dream is real. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inception: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,912,814 (UK) (16 July 2010)

Gross:

$292,568,851 (USA) (31 December 2010)
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Trivia

"Yusuf" is the Arabic form of "Joseph", the Biblical figure from Genesis 37-50, who had the gift of interpreting dreams. He was sold out by his brothers to slavery. Through his gift of dream interpretation he helped Pharaoh to prepare for the disaster of the "seven lean years" and was rewarded as a result. The same story is also told in the Koran. See more »

Goofs

The crew busts into room 528 by kicking the door down, which should damage the lock. In later scenes, the lock is fully functional. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Saito's Attendant: He was delirious but asked for you by name. Show him...
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Saito: Are you here to kill me?
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The movie title never appears in the beginning of the movie, but appears three times during the end credits. Once at the beginning, again after the main actors and developers, and once more at the very end. See more »

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Referenced in Bones: The Past in the Present (2012) See more »

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Aboun Salehoun
Written by Youssef El Mejjad and Pat Jabbar
Performed by Amira Saqati
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Dead World Dead Dreams
31 October 2010 | by (Pantelleria, Italy) – See all my reviews

As an American Indian i was raised, unlike modern people, with a deep ceremonial experience with dreaming. Every idea in modern society seems to diminish the natural ability of people to dream and to remember what they dream. A film like this exploits the natural interest people have in dreams to tell an impossible story. As entertainment it is passable, even interesting...as information on dreaming it is not only worthless, it takes the mind away from any hope of effective dreaming. This is the toxic nature of the film-making experience, where we see reality in such a skewed and unreliable way that we no longer understand reality. Human society has surrendered its powers to dream to the church, to the university, to the corporate paymaster and so modern life is for most people dreamless. Given an opportunity to bring some great idea about dreaming to the screen, the filmmakers instead make a fantasy that is complicated, over-acted and so unrealistic I am just amazed that so many dreamless people have given it such a high rating. Dreaming takes place inside the human spirit, real dreaming takes place among groups of people. But people no longer know this. Dreaming evolved in the human mind from the many thousands of generations people spent living and sleeping together...which they no longer do. As an experienced dreamer I think this film is useless. As one who likes a good film, I think it is useless. Modern people just don't get it, and this sadness is the major component in the new world order.


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