8:00 PM, 9th September, 2010
We’ve seen thieves steal billions of dollars, priceless art, jewels, top secret data and more before, but Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) specialises in something a little different: he steals ideas. Cobb has made a name for himself in the world of corporate espionage by perfecting the art of stealing valuable secrets from a person’s subconscious while they are dreaming. It’s no easy job however, and it’s cost him everything he’s ever loved.
Now, one last job is offering Cobb a chance at redemption, to get his life back, but to do so he must accomplish the impossible: inception. Instead of stealing ideas, Cobb and his crack team must pull off the reverse and plant an idea into a target’s mind. It’s never been done before, and there’s a dangerous enemy on their tail that’s trying to make sure it never will.
Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the mastermind behind Memento, The Prestige and, of course, The Dark Knight, Inception is a rare film. It’s not a sequel, based on a comic book, a novel or a TV show. In fact, it’s one of the most original, groundbreaking and thought provoking films to come out since, probably, The Matrix in 1999. Remember the feeling of awe that film inspired? Well, prepare to be awed again.
Nolan has assembled an elite cast and crew for his cinematic masterpiece and every effort is visible on-screen. From its spellbinding imagery to its mind-bending plot, Inception is one idea you’ll wish you dreamed up.