About

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

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Directed by

Christopher Nolan

Written by

Christopher Nolan (Writer)

Runtime

148 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Your mind is the scene of the crime.

Cast

Keywords

dream paris france fistfight hotel philosophy los angeles spy rescue imagination car crash virtual reality mission allegory danger dream world zero gravity subconscious idea

Photos

Lists

#14 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#173 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#36 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

Awards

Oscar for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing Lora Hirschberg Gary Rizzo

Oscar for Best Achievement in Sound Editing Richard King

Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects Andrew Lockley Pete Bebb Paul J. Franklin Chris Corbould

Oscar for Best Achievement in Cinematography Wally Pfister