Inception is a 2010 science fiction action film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, who also produced the film with Emma Thomas, his wife. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. He is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased, as payment for the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious. The ensemble cast includes Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Elliot Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Dileep Rao and Michael Caine.


Cobb and Arthur are "extractors" who perform corporate espionage using experimental dream-sharing technology to infiltrate their targets' subconscious and extract information. Their latest target, Saito, is impressed with Cobb's ability to layer multiple dreams within each other. He offers to hire Cobb for the supposedly impossible job of implanting an idea into a person's subconscious; performing "inception" on Robert Fischer, the son of Saito's competitor Maurice Fischer, with the idea to dissolve his father's company. In return, Saito promises to clear Cobb's criminal status, allowing him to return home to his children.


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    award Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Sound Academy Award for Best Sound Editing Academy Award for Best Visual Effects National Board of Review: Top Ten Films Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film
    contentLocation Australia Los Angeles Paris
    director Christopher Nolan
    editor Lee Smith
    events dream world telepresence
    genre action adventure drama philosophical science fiction thriller
    keywords attack college student corporate espionage drive dying father false awakening frame hypnic jerk id industrial espionage kick kidnap l.a. late wife layer multiple dreams within each other limbo los angeles international airport one night phone call real world return home shared dream subconscious than the top unconscious mind wake up wound
    musicBy Hans Zimmer
    nomination Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Sound Academy Award for Best Sound Editing Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
    producer Christopher Nolan Emma Thomas
    publisher Warner Bros. Pictures
    recordedAt Alberta California Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge Farnborough Airport Fortress Mountain Resort Japan Malibu Morocco Palais Galliera Paris pont de Bir-Hakeim RAF Cardington Tangier Tokyo University College London
    theme architecture heist psychological thriller science fiction action science fiction adventure science fiction thriller