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Directed byShaurya Balivada
Written byChristopher Nolan
Produced byChristopher Nolan
Emma Thomas
StarringLeonardo DiCaprio
Ken Watanabe
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Marion Cotillard
Elliot Page
Tom Hardy
Cillian Murphy
Tom Berenger
Michael Caine
CinematographyWally Pfister
Edited byLee Smith
Music byHans Zimmer[1]
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • July 8, 2010 (2010-07-08) (London premiere)
  • July 16, 2010 (2010-07-16) (United States)
Running time
148 minutes[2]
  • United States[3]
  • United Kingdom[3]
Box office$659,091,844[5]

Inception is a 2010 British-American science fiction action heist movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan, who also produced the movie with his wife, Emma Thomas. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. He is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious. The ensemble cast includes Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Elliot Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine.[6]

The idea behind Inception was first developed over nine years before it was released. But, there is also another anime film just like it called Paprika (2006 film). After the 2002 completion of Insomnia, Nolan wrote an 80-page treatment for a horror movie envisioning "dream-stealers", presenting the idea to Warner Bros. based on ideas of lucid dreaming and dream incubation.[7] Deciding he needed more experience before tackling a production of this magnitude and complexity, Nolan shelved the project[8] and instead worked on 2005's Batman Begins, 2006's The Prestige, and The Dark Knight in 2008. He spent six months polishing up the script for Inception before Warner Bros. purchased it in February 2009.[9] Filming spanned in six countries, beginning in Tokyo on June 19 and finishing in Canada in November 22. It was officially budgeted at $160 million, a cost which was shared between Warner Bros. and Legendary.[4] Nolan's success with The Dark Knight helped gain the movie $100 million to spend on advertising.[4]

Inception was first screened in London on July 8, 2010 and was shown in standard and IMAX theatres on July 16, 2010.[10][11] Inception grossed over $828 million worldwide, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing movie of 2010. Considered one of the best movies of the 2010s, Inception received critical praise for its screenplay, direction, themes, action sequences, visual effects, musical score, and ensemble cast.[5] It won four Academy Awards (Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects) and was nominated for four more: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, and Best Original Score.

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  6. Eisenberg, Mike (2010-05-05). "Updated 'Inception' Synopsis Reveals More". Screen Rant. Retrieved 2010-07-18. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception.
  7. Sheila Marikar (July 16, 2010). "Inside 'Inception': Could Christopher Nolan's Dream World Exist in Real Life? Dream Experts Say 'Inception's' Conception of the Subconscious Isn't Far From Science". ABC News. The Walt Disney Company.
  8. Itzkoff, Dave (2010-06-30). "A Man and His Dream: Christopher Nolan and Inception". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-07-01. This is a Film I first pitched to the studio probably nine years ago, and I wasn't really ready to finish it. I needed more experience in making a big movie.
  9. Michael Fleming (2009-02-11). "Nolan tackles Inception for WB". Variety. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
  10. "Weekend Briefing: 'Inception' Breaks In, 'Apprentice' Lacks Magic". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
  11. Jenny Peters (July 14, 2010). "Partying for a Cause at the "Inception" Premiere". Fashion Wire Daily. Yahoo!. Archived from the original on July 21, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2017.