Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, who also produced the film with his wife, Emma Thomas, Inception was a unique film. The protagonist Leonardo DiCaprio is a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. In the film, 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.
Inception was filmed in six countries, beginning in Tokyo on June 19 and ending in Canada on November 22 and it premiered in London on July 8, 2010 and became the fourth highest-grossing film of 2020.
Considered one of the best films of the 2010s, Inception received critical praise for its screenplay, direction, themes, visual effects, musical score, and ensemble cast. 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.
The ensemble cast includes Ken Watanbe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger and Michael Caine.
On June 12, 2020, Warner Bros. announced that Inception will be re-released in theaters on July 17, 2020 for the film’s tenth anniversary, taking the original release date for Nolan’s upcoming film Tenet after its delay to July 31. After Tenet was delayed again to August 12, the re-release was shifted to July 31.