CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan.
BACK STORY: So what exactly is this film? That's a popular question after a visually dazzling but enigmatic trailer was released (and its title doesn't exactly clear things up).
Is it an international thriller? A story of madness and lost love? Or Hollywood's first metaphysical heist movie? The answer is "all of the above," says Nolan, whose follow-up to "The Dark Knight" seems to have Ian Fleming, the Wachowski brothers and Sigmund Freud as its spiritual advisors.
"I think we've put a lot of different things into the pot with this one," Nolan said last week during a break from editing. "I grew up watching James Bond films and loving those and watching spy movies with their globe-trotting sensibility. We get to do that here not just geographically but also in time and dimensions of reality as well. We get to make a movie that's expansive, I suppose you'd say, in four dimensions."