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Born in July 1970 and raised in London, Christopher Nolan might be one of the most iconic “American” filmmakers. Using his dual birthright (his mother is American), he has stamped his signature worldview on a host of exceptional films over the past 22 years – in the process garnering himself 5 Oscar® nominations as a writer, director, and producer. Enzian proudly brings Nolan’s acclaimed Dark Knight Trilogy back to the big screen for one week only. Considered some of the greatest comic book adaptations of all time, the trio of films combined were nominated for 230 international awards, won 3 Oscars (including Heath Ledger’s iconic performance as The Joker), and made nearly $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office. They stand as a testament to a perfectly achieved cinematic vision.
Along with The Dark Knight Trilogy, Enzian will host a special 10th anniversary, one-night-only showcase of Nolan’s masterpiece, Inception (4 Oscars and 8 nominations), and later in August, a rare 35mm showing of his first feature film, Following (1998), will screen as part of our Cult Classics series. So, come out and celebrate one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of his generation.
Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible–inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.
USA | UK, 2010, 148 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Christopher Nolan