Michael Caine explains the ending of 'Inception'

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

Published: 16th August 2018 07:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2018 07:09 PM   |  A+A-

Michael Caine and Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Inception' (Photo | IMDB)

By PTI

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

The 2010 film, considered a pioneer in the sci-fi genre, 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 where Cobb is eventually reunited with his children is often debated by the 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.

"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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment English news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp