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Bridge with Mirrors

Bridge with Mirrors

Ariadne and Cobb are walking onto a bridge that Ariadne created in her dream. The Bridge that was featured in the movie Inception is located in Paris. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.

“Because building dreams out of your own memories is the surest way to lose your grip on what’s real and what’s a dream.”

Cobb

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Where did they film the bridge scenes? 

The bridge where ariadne creates two big mirors facing eichother and then gets stabed by Mal, is filmed on the bridge called Pont de Bir-Hakeim in Paris, France.

 

This beautiful steel bridge over the Seine River is located in the west part of Paris. It is only 10 minutes walk away from the Eiffel Tower.

 

Hint: Click the map pointer icon in the image area at the top for the exact map location.

Interesting facts about Pont de Bir-Hakeim bridge

The bridge was first called pont de Passy but was renamed in 1948 after the Battle of Bir Hakeim. It was constructed in 1905 out of steel and has two levels. The first level is for pedestrians and vehicles. Above the first level is a viaduct for the Paris Métro, carried by the distinct steel arches we see in the movie.

 

The film was fetured in several films in France but was also seen in noticable Hollywood movies like National Treasure: Book of SecretsLast Tango in Paris and Inception.

The scene filmed at the Pont de Bir-Hakeim bridge:

Ariadne gets stabed by Mal

Ariadne (Ellen Page) learned how to manipulate a dream. While she is walking the streets with Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), she constantly manipulates and changes the dream. When they arrive at a bridge with iron pillars, Ariadne places two big mirrors facing each other, so they project an infinity projection of her and Cobb. Then she steps forward to one of the mirrors and touches it. It splinters and the fragments fall to the ground.

 

Cobb is impressed but then he remembers the bridge. He was there before with his wife Mal (Marion Cotillard). Cobb tells Ariadne never to recreate real places in a dream because it gets hard to differentiate between what is real and what is not otherwise. Ariadne then asks him if that’s what happened to him. Cobb seemingly upset grabs her by the hend and said that this has nothing to do with him. But then his subconscious takes over and the by walkers start to reach for Ariadne and try to hold her. Then Mal appears in the crowd, with a knife in her hand, and stabs Ariadne.

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