Inception (2010)

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Runtime: 148 minutes
MPAA Rating: France: Tous publics, US: PG-13, UK: 12A
Filming Dates: June 19 - November 2009
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Theatrical Release: France: 21 Feb 2014, US: 16 Jul 2014, UK: 16 Jul 2014
DVD Release: France: n/a, US: n/a, UK: n/a

Your mind is the scene of the crimeThe dream is real

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime.

But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

Marion Cotillard

Mal – The Shade. She is the love of Cobb’s life.

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Mal is the essence of the femme fatale. Marion brought an exceptionally haunting quality to her performance. What she was able to do with just her eyes and her emotional openness is quite beautiful. And she and Leo together portray an incredibly moving couple. Underneath all of the action, I think ‘Inception’ is very much founded on a love story, and these two actors found the truth of that in a most remarkable way.
• Christopher Nolan (Director)

It was wonderful to act alongside Marion. She can be strong and vulnerable and hopeful and heartbreaking all in the same moment, which was perfect for all the contradictions of her character.
• Leonardo DiCaprio

From Marion Cotillard

His mind is so rich and that’s one reason Chris is such an extraordinary director and writer. On a movie as imaginative as this, you need a director you can trust—someone to take your hand and share his vision—and I trusted him 100 percent. He really inspired me and gave me the keys I needed.
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Mal is a tricky one to describe because she is a mix of so many things. But maybe it’s the kind of thing you don’t describe because different people can have different interpretations.

Leo is such a gifted actor. I have always been a great fan of his work, so it was amazing to work with him. His commitment is total and his intensity is unlimited. You can see it in his eyes. When you share a scene with him, you can trust everything he does because he’s so authentic.

Awards & Nominations

= Win = Nomination

  • Best Ensemble from Central Ohio Film Critics Association
  • Best Ensemble Acting from Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role from Satellite Awards
  • Best Acting Ensemble from Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards