Inception | 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Main Plot

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O., but his tragic past may doom the project and his team to disaster.


  • Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Cobb, is a skilled thief who specializes in stealing information from people's subconscious minds.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in Inception, Arthur, is a skilled architect who helps create and navigate the dream worlds.
  • Elliot Page portrays Ariadne, a young architect who joins the team to design dreamscapes and navigate the subconscious in Inception.


Inception ends with Cobb returning home and reuniting with his children, suggesting that he has successfully completed his mission. However, the film leaves the audience questioning whether Cobb is still in a dream or back in reality. The final shot shows Cobb's spinning totem, a symbol of his reality, but it cuts to black before it can fully reveal its outcome, leaving the answer up to interpretation.

Christopher Nolan