The English Patient

Plot hole: Why wasn't Almasy's journal burned in the plane crash along with most of his skin?

Plot hole: It's unusual for Juliette Binoche's nurse to have a beautiful blue dress on when she retires with "her" patient to the abandoned monastery. Maybe it was an artistic homage by the film's director to her marvelous leading role in the movie, "Blue." However, given the unstable situation in post-war Italy, shouldn't she still be wearing her British khaki Army uniform?

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Quotes

Hana: There's a man downstairs. He brought us eggs. He might stay.
Almásy: Why? Can he lay eggs?
Hana: He's Canadian.
Almásy: Why are people always so happy when they collide with someone from the same place? What happened in Montreal when you passed a man in the street? Did you invite him to live with you?

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Mistakes

After Hardy dies and they're going through his possessions, a football scarf is pulled from his kit bag. The scarf has a Sunderland AFC badge. The film is set in World War II. The badge on the scarf was introduced in the 1970s.

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Trivia

This is not made entirely clear in the movie but in the book it is nearly seven years before the Count returns to the cave for Katherine's body.

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