Anna (2019)

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Factual error: The movie starts in 1985, jumps '5 years later' and then back to Sasha Luss, then '3 years earlier'. So, in her crusty apartment in an impoverished neighbourhood of 1987 Soviet Russia, Anna is filling a form on her notebook-style laptop, too modern for the era. It looks like a NEC UltraLite (considered the first notebook style laptop) which didn't even come out until 1989, let alone the likelihood of someone in the USSR having one.


Factual error: The movie starts in 1985. In the first arresting scene, one of the American spies is using a flip mobile phone.

Factual error: USB wasn't invented until 1995, and flash drives were not available until at least sometime after the year 2000. Anna is plugging a USB flash drive into a fairly modern laptop toward the end of the movie.

Factual error: The hard drive that Anna gives Lenny (the CIA agent) has a SATA interface, which wasn't invented until 2003. (01:43:50)

Factual error: The car that hits the Soviet mole at the American embassy in the beginning of the movie is a 2019 G class Mercedes but the movie is set in the 1980s. (00:02:45)

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Suggested correction: The G class exists since 1979, and it is not the 2019 model and not the 2012 model due to missing LED daydrive lights. Even the bullbar on the front is an very old one, a grill-like cover for the front and lights. Beside that you can not verify if it's a 1980 model or 1995 or 2001.

Factual error: This film takes place in the late 1980's and then 1990. A normal hard drive was capable of storing 40MB, the more expensive and advanced ones could store 100MB. Anna kills her target and some guards and goes to the security office to remove the hard drive with the recordings for all the cameras. The technology wasn't there for that entire scene in 1990. She would've needed a few wheelbarrows for the amount of hard drives needed to store that amount of data. (00:52:00 - 00:53:00)

Factual error: In the model show in 1990 there are modern LED screen showing the pictures of the models.

Continuity mistake: When Sasha is jumping from the stairs at the end, she is wearing black tights, but before and after she is wearing different tights.

Factual error: When the old woman drops her off at her new flat, we are treated to the delicacy of a balcony view from which we can see modern Suzuki cars.

Factual error: At the beginning of the film, there was a police chase on the streets in the USSR. The markings on the streets have English words like "BUS". In the USSR, it was not allowed to have any English words as markings on the roads.

Piotr: If it wasn't for me you'd be on the streets turning tricks for meals.

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