We all love psychological thriller movies. The genre has many fans worldwide who can’t get enough psychological thrillers. Some watch movies and shows to entertain themselves, while others like to give their brain something to linger about.
The psychological thriller genre has been around for a while and has a big audience. People love it because these type of movies and shows sticks with you long after they end.
Everyone who is a fan of this genre likes to get their mind blown, and that is why a movie belonging to the psycho-thriller genre is just what they want to see. Making such movies requires immense thought and effort, as the audience needs to be impressed. Unlike action movies, a psycho-thriller movie can not use the same concepts repeatedly and expect the viewers to enjoy them.
Every thriller movie has to be different, and the big reveal needs to be so unexpected that it gives the audience chills. So if you are a psychological thriller fan, chances are you have watched Inside.
Inside is a pretty great movie and is well-received by the audience, although some were confused about its ending. So if you are unsure about the movie’s ending and can’t fully understand it, we can help you clear all your confusion.
“Inside” is a movie that takes you on a journey. Vasilis Katsoupis directed the movie, and it stars some big names, such as William Dafoe. The movie was released on 16 march 2023. The movie is fairly new but still has been getting a lot of hype from everywhere. So let us look at the movie’s story and try to explain every detail.
Inside Movie Breakdown:
During the movie, we see Nemo trapped in an apartment he came to steal from. He knows he is on his own, and after trying to break through the door or cut the glass, Nemo finally realizes he is stuck.
We can easily make out that Nemo is a failed artist who wishes he still had the potential he once did. Sadly, his wish will never be fulfilled, so now Nemo only steals from those who have made it in the world of art.
In the opening scene, we see that Nemo is asked what three things he would save in a house fire. To this, Nemo answers that he would save a cat, his AC/DC recorder, and his sketchbook and would not bother to save anyone else from his family. We soon realize that Nemo only has his sketchbook out of the three. The narration closes with the lines, “Cats die, the music fades, but art is for keeps.”
The scene makes us realize how becoming too attached to your art can cause you to detach from reality and become isolated from the world. Art can become your entire life and your only love. This is what the whole premise of the movie is.
Nemo is too attached to his art which has caused him to isolate himself. He cannot love anything else or make human connections, leaving Nemo in a dark, empty place.
As Nemo dwells deeper into the darkness, he interacts with the art around him. Every interaction between Nemo and the art symbolizes how art affects artists and the world around them.
One of the paintings that Nemo interacts with is called the before and after. In this painting, we see a woman abandoned in a field. She is scared, lonely, and vulnerable. She can not move and thus can not reach the houses she sees in front of her.
This painting represents Nemo’s situation as he wants to break free from his loneliness and interact with other people normally, but he cannot. His love for art is too deep, and thus it won’t allow him to make human connections.
Another art Nemo interacts with is a projection he is watching called I can’t make you love me in this, we see a man and a woman talking to each other, but they are both a part of different projections; thus, the two never come face to face and interact with each other in one shot. This explains Nemo’s situation clearly, as he can not interact with anyone.
We can also see Nemo looking at the housekeeper through the cameras. He has developed some attraction toward her but can never seem to reach or call her, and thus he can only interact with her through the screens, never really coming close to her. Nemo soon realizes that his love for art is destroying him and is stopping him from getting what he desires.
Nemo sees a photo of the house owner with his daughter and their dog. He marks the house owner as the devil and the daughter and the dog as the angel because to Nemo, the daughter, and the dog symbolize a loving and caring family he has longed for his entire life.
The man in the photo makes Nemo feel like he is taunting him because, being an artist just like Nemo, he still has everything Nemo has dreamed of, making Nemo hate him.
Nemo feels like the man is mocking him, which builds hatred in his heart. We later see Nemo build artwork out of the house pieces to reach the house’s roof. This symbolizes his chase for heaven. Every artist chases some heaven with their art.
Some want to earn money and riches and, through their art, become someone important, while others want to be immortal. They want their art to create a name for themselves that lets the artist’s name live long after he passes away. This kind of immortality is what many try to achieve.
Other artists seek nothing but validation through their art, Nemo is one of those artists, and he wants to be recognized. He wants to feel seen and feel like people are noticing him. He wants a life where people don’t think he is a weirdo and look at him with respect. He wants to be someone whose opinion is valued.
This can be confirmed through Nemo’s dream, where the house owner is having a party, and Nemo is invited there. The house owner is grateful to Nemo and appreciates his presence. In this dream, Nemo also sees a woman who seems interested in him.
This woman appears as the housekeeper that Nemo admires. The two interact but never fully make contact as Nemo does not know what love feels like, and thus his brain cannot generate the feeling of love even in a dream.
This makes this even clearer that Nemo is too immersed in his love for art. Nemo has never felt love, but he lives in the hope of feeling it someday, thus unable to enjoy the present. The film pushes this theme further by showing us a piece of art that says, “all the time that will come after this.” This artwork tells us how humans have trapped themselves, hoping for a better tomorrow.
Always looking at the future and not enjoying the current moments can put you in a prison where you keep chasing a future that will never come unless you start living in the present. This creates a cycle; thus, people stay in this prison their whole lives without realizing what they did to themselves.
The movie makes us realize that life requires a balance, and though it is not wrong to hope for a better tomorrow, it doesn’t do to keep thinking about the perfect future and not enjoy the moments you currently have.
Inside Movie Ending:
In the end, we see Nemo also understands his situation. He realizes that he has put himself in prison and needs to break free of his thoughts if he ever wants to be happy. We see Nemo becoming freer and freer as time moves, and he realizes a lot about himself and the mistakes he has been making.
We see Nemo slamming the painting of a duct tape man, which symbolizes that Nemo was once trapped by his thoughts, but now he is taking action and setting himself free. We see Nemo once again climbing the structure he made to reach the roof of the building, and he succeeds, which means that Nemo has escaped his prison. He can now move forward and look beyond his love for art.
He has successfully reached his heaven and reconnected with the universe. The whole movie shows us the battle Nemo fights with himself. He is trapped in prison, created by his mind, preventing him from getting things he wishes. Throughout the movie, we see Nemo’s mind wandering from one place to another until he realizes his mistake.
This realization of Nemo sets him free, and this is the message the movie aimed to give us, as just like Nemo, many of us have also imprisoned ourselves. Sometimes we stand in the way of happiness, and no one but only us can help us in this situation.