R | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Christopher Nolan came up with the idea for the film because he had his home broken into and wondered what the people thought as they went around looking at his belongings.
The following is my explanation. Well, more of an account of what happened. I'd been on my own for a while and getting kind of lonely... and bored... nothing to do all day. And that's when I started shadowing.
The Policeman: Shadowing?
Bill: Shadowing - Following. I ...
The Policeman: ...
During the safe robbery, Bill is clearly shown wearing gloves, most noticeably when he pulls the paper with the combination from his pocket. However, as he starts to open the safe, the gloves are gone and they never reappear.
The movie was filmed from 1996 to 1997 and first released in 1998. However, the copyright date in the credits is listed as being 1999.
The Criterion Collection DVD features an additional "Chronological Edit" of the film, which places the scenes in linear order.
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