Trivia: The "architect" Ariadne's name is taken from the character in Greek mythology who gives a thread to Theseus so he can find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth.

Trivia: The song that is played to wake everyone up is Edith Piaf's "Non, je ne regrette rien". Marion Cottillard (Mal) played Piaf in the biopic La Vie En Rose and won an Oscar for it.

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Trivia: When Cobb asks Ariadne to draw a maze, she draws several that are "too easy." She then draws a circular maze which Cobb deems difficult enough. However, this maze is actually impossible to solve. If you pause and try, you will see it is just a dead end. [Technically a mistake, but the movie needs to be paused, so doesn't really count. Worth a look regardless.]. (00:25:40)


Trivia: Ariadne's hair is in a tight bun in the hotel sequence because the filmmakers were unsure how her hair should move in zero-gravity.


Trivia: This is only "true" for some Latin languages: the names of the main couple are Dom and Mal. In Certain Latin languages (like Portuguese) these names mean gift (like a special ability) (Dom) and evil (Mal). Considering the story, it makes sense (only in certain languages of course).

Trivia: In the movie, Cobb plays a thief who used to be an architect. In Christopher Nolan's first film, Following, Jeremy Theobold is introduced to a serial thief, whose name is Cobb. And the man who played Cobb, Alex Haw, is an architect in real life.

Trivia: Christopher Nolan's cousin Miranda has a cameo as an air hostess.

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Continuity mistake: When they escape from the building in the first dream, the right-hand mirror of the van is broken by the narrow gate. In the following shot when they are driving, the other mirror is broken and the right mirror is suddenly undamaged.

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Question: When Cobb finally gets home to see his children at the end why don't they look any different from his memories? The story implies that he's been gone for a long time yet they don't appear to have aged.

Answer: The answer above is solid and I agree, but there's another plausible way of looking at it. It is implied at the end that Cobb could still be dreaming (we never see if the top stops spinning). If that's the case, then he would likely dream his children to be exactly how he remembers them.


Answer: The story really doesn't imply too heavily exactly how long Cobb has been on the run. Very few clues are given, so it could quite plausibly be less than a year since his wife's death, in which case their children would not have aged dramatically. Their voices on the phone seem compatible with children of the ages shown at the end of the film and Cobb shows no concern when reunited with them that they should be older than they are. Two sets of children are listed in the credits, of different ages.

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