Renowned director Christopher Nolan has a long list of iconic and popular movies. One of them (without a doubt) is Inception, a delivery that has a very ambiguous ending that gave a lot to talk about. 13 years after its premiere, Nolan spoke of its meaning.
If we talk about iconic movies that left their mark and became the favorite of many, we could easily mention Inception (The Origin) of Christopher Nolan, among many other deliveries of this renowned director. As you know, this film has an ending that gave a lot to talk about due to its ambiguity. whatCobb Is he really reunited with his children or does everything happen within one of his dreams? 13 years after its premiere, Nolan talked about this.
Let’s remember that Inception follow Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a thief with an uncanny ability to enter people’s dreams and steal the secrets of their subconscious. While his skill made him attractive in the world of corporate espionage, he also took a great toll on the people he loves. After all, the character of DiCaprio He not only lost his wife, Bad (Marion Cotillard), but also the possibility of seeing their children.
Cobb he is unable to return to his children because he is wanted for his part in the death of his wife, who committed suicide to escape what she believed to be a dream. This fact weighs throughout the film in the mind of the protagonist, since he feels that it is his fault for trying to convince Evil to abandon the life they had built in limbo (space between dreams and reality). Then yes Cobb successfully completes one last job, he will be able to reunite with his family, which we see happen at the end of Inception.
This ending left many wondering if the reunion between the protagonist and his children is real. However, 13 years after its premiere and in the middle of a tour to publicize Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan related the end of both films and clarified that what is really important is not whether the reunion of Cobb with their children is a dream or not, but the emotional journey of the character.
Wired spoke to the director about the endings”optimistic” or with “anti-nihilist messages” what we see in movies like Dunkirk, Interstellar, Batman and asked him if oppenheimer it will be like that too. About this, Nolan said: “The end of Inception it is exactly that. There is a nihilistic vision of that ending, right? But also, he moved on and is with his children. The ambiguity is not an emotional ambiguity. She’s an intellectual for the audience.”
To this, the director added: “It’s funny, I think there’s an interesting relationship between the endings of Inception and oppenheimer to explore. oppenheimer has a complicated ending. Complicated feelings.”
However, this is not the first time that the end of Inception. What’s more, years ago Michael Cainewho plays the father-in-law of Cobbhad said that Nolan revealed to him which parts of the film were dreams and which were reality. “He told me, ‘Well, when you’re on the scene it’s reality.’ So, understand that, if I’m in the scene it’s reality. If I’m not here, it’s a dream”, explained the actor.
So, if we follow that logic, we can say that the end of Inception It is not a dream, since the character of Caine.