The Beach

Corrected entry: Thai is a tonal language, which means that each syllable must be stressed in a specific way in order for the word to make sense. In the scene where Richard demonstrates his knowledge of Thai, several people repeat the same sentence, but each person stresses it differently. Only one person actually gets it right.

Correction: It doesn't matter at all Croatian or Serbian, the language is almost identical and this sentence is pronounced equally in both languages.

Correction: In the scene where everyone repeats the same sentence, they aren't speaking Thai, they are speaking Serbo-Croatian. It is true that not everyone pronounces it right but Richard says it most accurately.

It's either Serbian or Croatian, Serbo-Croatian is not a language.

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It's Serbian, not Serbo-Croatian.

He is speaking Croatian.

Corrected entry: When Richard goes back to the community after his brief stay in the jungle, Francoise acts as if she has never seen him before in her life. Why? It's not as if he was gone for decades and suddenly re-appeared out of the blue. And it's not as if he made some radical physical transformation. In fact he looks exactly the same as he did on the day he was first sent to the jungle, clean-shaven and a perfect haircut.

Correction: The change was not physical, it was mental. Richard "went mad". Francoise was afraid of him because he was mentally unstable when he left he community but when he came back he was thinking but she didn't know that.

Corrected entry: Sal tells Richard that they value their privacy, yet still they send up huge glowing lanterns as part of their welcome ceremony. Surely these would be seen and investigated?

Correction: The lanterns would have burnt out only minutes into the air. As no one is around for hundred of kilometers, the lanterns would not have been seen. Perhaps the drug dealers may heve seen it but they already know the backpackers are there.

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Continuity mistake: The photo that Richard downloads at the end is clearly not the one taken earlier. There are people in different positions, and one guy who was standing on the ground when the picture was taken is missing completely.

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Richard: I just feel like everyone tries to do something different, but you always wind up doing the same damn thing.

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Question: What is the alternate ending and start to this film as shown on the DVD version?


Chosen answer: In the alternate beginning, Richard is sitting in front of the large Buddha statue when a taxi driver stops and prompts him to take a ride with him. He explains that they celebrate New Year's by spraying each other with water guns, and gives one to Richard. While riding in the taxi, Richard sprays others and gets sprayed, having a lot of fun. It ends when Richard enters the "mall" where he will eventually meet the guy who offers him to drink the snake blood in the regular movie beginning. In the alternate ending, Sal turns the gun on herself and commits suicide. It ends by having a large ship rescue all of them when they're stranded at sea, banned from the island. The final words by Richard are something to the effect of "I have a lot of scars," which from what I recall is the actual ending of the novel by Alex Garland.

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