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A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

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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

Kate Winslet was approached for the role of Mal, but turned it down, citing that she couldn't see herself as the character. See more »

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When Arthur arrives in the hotel to get Cobb for their ride on the roof, it is dark outside. When they are out on the roof, it is around noon. See more »

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[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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits Edith Piaf's "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" plays at normal speed, then slows down to the speed it was at the beginning of the film during Hans Zimmer's score and throughout the movie. Then we see the title stop in the center of the screen as the song ends. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Extraordinary Voyage (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
Written by Charles Dumont and Michel Vaucaire
Performed by Édith Piaf
Courtesy of EMI Music France
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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I just don't see it either - am I dreaming?
21 May 2011 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Like many others I cannot see this as a work of genius at all and believe this to be a really stupid movie.

The dream team that can manipulate your dreams and waking ideas - Yeah Right - 'in your dreams'. That about sums it all up.

The movie writes it's own rule book regarding dreams and assumes that time moves exponentially more slowly when you dream within dreams. There is no evidence for this as fact and my experience and understanding is that dreams can go both ways - sometimes an epic takes minutes and others an action takes hours.

So having said that the whole conceptual context falls apart and crumbles into absurdity. And why would movement in a dream affect a dream within a dream as occurs in this movie? When you dream you leave the real world behind - until you awaken.

This movie has been compared with the Matrix trilogy. Well it blatantly rips it off but that's another dream - or rather a fantasy. This movie doesn't even come close to Matrix which was truly original and at a stretch even plausible. This isn't.


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