We are used to the fact that in our understanding a thief is a person capable of stealing some valuables or money. The plot of the film tells about thieves who can steal an idea directly from a person from the subconscious. One of these is the main character of the film Dominic Cobb. After his wife died, he is forced into hiding, and cannot even return to the country to see the children. Once Cobb receives a very unusual order: he does not need to steal, but rather to introduce a new idea into the subconscious of a person. Dominic does not really want to take up this case, but the customer in exchange offers the opportunity to return home. Enlisting the support of professionals in this case, Cobb begins to develop a plan how to turn things around. Everything needs to be very well thought out, because the thieves have to recreate a multi-layered reality in the subconscious of the object, as a result of which the edges can begin to fade.