PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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 CEO.
Just as Cillian Murphy's character was named Robert Fischer as a tribute to champion chess player Bobby Fischer, his father's (Pete Postlethwaite) character is named Maurice Fischer as an homage to artist M.C. Escher (full name Maurits Cornelis Escher), whose art was clearly an inspiration for many of the visual effects in the film.
He was delirious but asked for you by name. Show him...
Japanese Security Guard: He was carrying nothing but this...
Japanese Security Guard: And this...
Saito: Are you here to kill me?
Shots of the falling van are interspersed with several stages of the dreams. The van backtracks in several shots.
There are no opening credits or titles.
English, Japanese, French
£5,912,814 (UK) (18 July 2010)
$292,576,195 (USA) (6 January 2011)
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