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Christopher Nolan

Main actors
Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page

Place and date of visit
Utrecht – September 22, 2010

My expectations of the film were pretty high. I saw a billboard advertisement while on holiday in London and I thought “Inception” was an interesting title, so I looked up a review in “De Telegraaf” and watched some trailers on the Internet. A lot of people praised the film, saying that it was probably the film release of the year. Also the fact that Christopher Nolan was the director helped raise my expectations, since he had also directed “The Dark Knight”, which is another masterpiece. He also worked with top actors (especially Leonardo DiCaprio). But most importantly, the story intrigued me.

“Your mind is the scene of the crime”
The film is about infiltrating, stealing and planting ideas in people’s minds while they are dreaming. I believe the genres are action, thriller and science-fiction. The narrative mostly takes place in France and in people’s dreams. However, they also travel to Japan and in the end, Cobb finally enters the USA again. The story takes place in the future, since dream infiltration is not possible (yet). The main characters were dressed in normal everyday clothing, since they don’t want to stand out in crowds. This is especially important in dreams, because they could be discovered. The clothes didn’t really influence the atmosphere. The locations did though, since they were ideal to be manipulated in dreams. Music had a great influence in the movie, since it dramatized scenes. A particular song, “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” by Édith Piaf, was used by the extraction agents who infiltrate dreams as a signal to warn their companions that they're about to be woken up. Actually, all music in the film was made using Édith Piaf’s song. Most notably, the song called “Half-remembered Dream”, which is essentially a slowed down version of “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien”. Many special...

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