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Christopher Nolan explained Inception’s ending to Michael Caine. This is what he said

Michael Caine was just as confused by the ending of Inception as most of the public. But he had the luxury of

hollywood Updated: Aug 16, 2018 17:42 IST
Press Trust of India
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Leonardo DiCaprio as Domm Cobb in a still from Inception.

Veteran actor Michael Caine has offered his take on the ending of Christopher Nolan's mind-bending feature, Inception.

The 2010 film, considered one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made, featured Leonardo DiCaprio as Dominic Cobb, a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious, or dreams, of a person.

The film's end scene in which Cobb is eventually reunited with his children is often debated by fans, who wonder whether he was still in a dream or ultimately returned to reality.

In an interview with Esquire magazine, Caine, 85, who played DiCaprio's mentor and father-in-law, Professor Stephen Miles, said Nolan had explained the film to him.

"When I got the script of Inception, I was a bit puzzled by it, and I said to (Chris), 'I don't understand where the dream is'. I said, 'When is it the dream and when is it reality?’

“He said, 'Well, when you're in the scene it's reality.' So, get that – if I'm in it, it's reality. If I'm not in it, it's a dream," he added.

Evidently, the veteran actor did feature in the film's finale and by his logic, it means the scene was reality and not dream.

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First Published: Aug 16, 2018 17:42 IST