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.

Trivia: Elliot Page, who was known as Ellen Page at the time of making this film, suffered a shingles outbreak caused from the stress of making the film and was worried about being replaced by Keira Knightley. Page also suffered a panic attack at the film's Paris premiere.


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Continuity mistake: When Ariadne wakes in the Snow Fortress and the floor goes from under her, we can see her gloves fall in to the crack but in a different camera shot of her we can see the gloves are now back near her head again. (02:12:20)


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Cobb: We need the heir of a major corporation to dissolve his father's empire.
Eames: Well, you see, right there you have various political motivations and anti-monopolistic sentiment and so forth, but all that stuff is at the mercy of your subjects own prejudice. What you have to do is start at the absolute basic.
Cobb: Which is what?
Eames: The relationship with the father.

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Question: Me and my friend have debated this each time we have watched the movie and I finally decided to ask the question here to see who is right. When they are discussing their plan and saying they need the plane for it, Saito says "I bought the airline... It seemed neater." My interpretation of this is that he bought out all the tickets on that particular flight so the plane would be empty and weed out risk of interruption from other passengers, as doing that made it so there are no other passengers. But my friend thinks he means he bought the entire brand of the airline, so that he now owns the company that has that plane. Like buying out SouthWest Airlines as a company or something. So who is right? What did Saito mean? Did he buy out all the tickets for that flight, or did he buy the whole airline company?

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Chosen answer: He bought out the actual airline company. If he'd bought out all the tickets for that specific journey he'd have said "I bought out the flight" or similar. It's a deliberately over the top moment of exuberance to highlight exactly how rich Satio is. I'm afraid that it is your friend who is correct, sorry.


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