Christopher Nolan presents a really amazing story; imagine for a moment that there is a person who has the ability to enter your subconscious while you sleep and subtract the most important and secret ideas, thoughts and information that harbors your brain.
Incredible, nothing would be safe, not even your most intimate secrets; but what if we go a little further, let's imagine again that this person not only has the ability to rob all that content of your brain as a bank robbery, but can also manipulate the development of your dreams, that person decides to happen, when it happens and how it happens. And if we add to that, he is also able to implant a thought, an idea in your mind to execute it in the real world.
Nolan is proposing to immerse ourselves in this wonderful approach and enjoy a great movie that will make us sit still in our seats following the development of the story second by second.
For the execution of this extraordinary idea, the producer, director and writer, Christopher Nolan, had to have the right pieces, so I put together a first-rate cast starting with the movie star Leonardo DiCaprio, accompanied by Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), is an expert unconventional thief pursued by American justice motivated to his multiple scams. He is hired by the international engineering company Cobol, to subtract a global energy expansion plan from the prestigious Japanese company Proclus Global. The victim will be its owner and director the Japanese millionaire Mr. Saito.
Dom through his dream machine, which provides a powerful sedative to his victims taking them to a very deep state of sleep and allowing the connection between their minds; enters the dreams of Mr. Saito, however trying to persuade him to obtain the information he is looking for, surprisingly Saito realizes that it is a dream and that Cobb is an intruder, so things get out of control and he manages to wake up.
Nash is a member of the Cobb team that is captured by the security of the powerful Asian businessman; this betrays Dom and reveals the physical location of the team to save himself from going to jail.
Saito manages to intercept Dom Cobb, but unexpectedly it is only to raise a job in exchange for his freedom, the team does not accept, and Saito makes a second offer, offering Cobb the real possibility of erasing his entire police file and the option to enter to the United States to reunite his family without being arrested, an impossible proposal to refuse, however the Proclus Global request is almost impossible, he would have the mission of implanting a thought and altering the memories of a person.
To fulfill the objective of the mission Dom must rearm his team, search and recruit new talents, the first would be the falsifier of appearances Eames, followed by the chemistry professor and expert in the manufacture of sleeping pills Yusuf, and finally a new architect of dreams, someone with the ability to imagine and build perfect worlds to mitigate any risk and always have control of the scenarios, that would be the young Adriadne.
The team is complete, now we just have to plan the mission and find the best time to carry out the attack. What they don't know is that Dom is chased by a ghost from the past, his wife Molly, who is left in his subconscious trapped as an idea, and now he is pursuing him in every intervention he performs.
In the world of dreams the rules of physics are not the same as in the real world, time travels slower as you go deeper into sleep levels, pain and death only cause the victim to wake up, and the only way to distinguish between a dream and reality is through a totem, which is nothing more than a simple object with a known weight or function, which if alert is altered means that it is not yet in the subconscious of the victim.