Held me understand the twist of Inside Man
March 26, 2006 9:16 AM Subscribe
I saw Inside Man
with some friends last night, but I don't get it. Please help me understand it :). Spoilers inside.
posted by Handcoding to media & arts (33 answers total)
It was a good movie, to be sure, but I just don't get it. Right up until the last minute before the movie ends, I thought I understood what was going on. Then it ended and I was left puzzled.
Here're the relevant bits that I understand so far:
*The owner of the bank was previously affiliated with the Nazi party and he doesn't want that secret getting out
* Jodie Foster's character is hired to try to get rid of the Nazi-related stuff from the bank owner's deposit box
* Clive Owen's character already found some of it
* After staying cooped up in his spider hole, Owen's character walks out of the bank but doesn't take the diamonds
* On his way out of the bank, he bumps into Denzel Washington's character, either by accident or design (?)
So, what's the twist? Why would Owen's character go through all that effort just to not steal stuff? Is Washington's character on the take? And who is the inside man? As a side note, I'm also interested in any "clues" that you noticed earlier in the movie which may have hinted at these secrets before they were actually revealed.