A retirement home on a hill. In one of the many rooms lives Memee, surrounded by family pictures. When she looks through her window, she can see a little house with a smoking chimney. In that house lives a saxophonist. He plays, smokes and makes Memee's heart beat a little faster.
Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.
World War II soldier-turned-U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his own troubling visions and by Dr.