Malèna (2000)

8 mistakes - chronological order

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Revealing mistake: In one of Renato's fantasies about Malena she comes into his dark bedroom. The light is falling into the room from the hallway, but when she walks through the room she casts a second shadow created by a stage light. (00:16:20)


Continuity mistake: Malena is tried for adultery. After she was heard as a witness, sitting in a chair in front the judge, the camera cuts to the advocate who starts his speech. A moment later the camera cuts back to her, and she is sitting next to the advocate's chair, without any chance to get there. (00:44:00)


Continuity mistake: During the advocate's speech his empty chair moves back and forth from straight behind his desk and shifted to the side as he left it when he got up. (00:44:15)


Continuity mistake: When the advocate announces to his mother that he intends to marry Malena she gets mad at him. When he runs down the walkway she throws first her stick after him, then her shoe, but if you look closely she is still wearing both her shoes. (00:51:00)


Continuity mistake: After the war is over the women take revenge on Malena and beat her up brutally. At the end she's bruised all over, but during the beating some of the bruises disappear again, like one that appears on her left knee after she gets kicked in her belly. (01:05:45)


Continuity mistake: When Malena's husband comes back from the war he gets into a fight with three men. He gets a punch on the chin and falls on his back. In the next shot it looks as if his head has hit a step which wasn't there when he fell. A moment later, when Renato comes for help his body is turned around to the other side although he wasn't moving at all. (01:15:15)


Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie we see Malena carrying her shopping back from the market. Behind her there is a huge flock of birds, but when the camera cuts closer as she drops a bag with oranges, the background is completely void of birds. (01:21:15)


Factual error: Throughout the film, you hear Lina Termini's "Ma L'Amore No" playing on the gramophones. However, "Ma L'Amore No" was released in 1943 - three years after the film's setting. (02:02:00)


Renato Amoroso: From now on, I'll be at your side. Forever, I promise. Just give me time to grow up.

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