Corrected entry: Anastasia's hair length changes throughout the movie; from fairly short at the beginning, to much longer when she puts on the dress Demetri bought her, back to a shorter length at the end when she's seen with her grandmother.

Correction: Anya's hair stays the same length. At the beginning, it's worn up in a bun with a ponytail at the end, and after she puts on the dress, she lets her hair down and just ties it back with a ribbon. Her hairstyle at the end with her grandmother is styled in some sort of up-do for her to wear the crown.

Corrected entry: When Anya and Dimitri are dancing, they are about the same height. But when Dimitri holds Anya after rescuing her from her sleepwalking, Anya is about a head shorter than Dimitri.


Correction: When they are dancing Anya is standing up completely straight. She hunches over while hugging him on the deck after he rescues her so as to bury her face in his chest.

Corrected entry: Anastasia Romanov was born in 1901, but at the beginning of the movie, the Dowager Empress says the year is 1916; therefore, how can Anastasia be only 8 then?

Correction: In the context of the movie (which is not true to the real story) it makes sense for Anastasia to only be 8 at that time, because then ten years later she leaves the orphanage at 18, the legal age to leave. So in the context of the narrative, it works.

Corrected entry: When Anastasia is standing on the stair landing right before going to the concert, the camera pans up starting from her legs to her head. She is standing sideways and looks at Dimitri. Her dress is blue. In the credits, during a flash back to that scene, her dress is a reddish brown.


Correction: During the end credits, all of the "flashback" images are given a sepia tone.

Corrected entry: When Dimitri, Anya, and Vlad jump off the train they have about 4 or 5 pieces of luggage. Then at the end of the song 'You can do it too' when they are standing on the ship they have two pieces of luggage and Dimitri has a duffel bag.

Correction: About 3 days pass between the scene where they jump off the train and at the end of the song "You can do it too" Not to mention they cross several countries. It's totally possible that within that time span they got rid of some of their luggage or transfered it into a lighter load to make it easier to carry. Demetri buys Anastasia a dress around this time off-screen, so it's possible that this is when he got the duffel bag or changed luggage.

Corrected entry: When Anastasia follows Pooka on a fallen log on the way to St Petersburg, she places her hand on a tree covered with snow. When she lets go, the snow is still in perfect condition as if she never touched it.

Correction: Snow isn't always soft and fluffy. Often, it gradually turns into a hardened mass, thanks to variations in temperature, even though it still looks fresh. It would not be unusual to see such snow in northern Russia.


Corrected entry: Rasputin says that he sold his soul to the Devil in order to destroy the Romanovs. Why is he in Limbo? After he died on the night of the attack, shouldn't he have gone to Hell?

Correction: Rasputin sold his soul to kill the Romanovs. As one Romanov survived (Anastasia), the task wasn't complete, and Rasputin remained in limbo until Anastasia was found.

Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the movie, after narrating the events of the revolution, separation from Anastasia etc., her grandmother concludes with ".. I never saw her again". But obviously she is eventually reunited with Anastasia (in the movie anyway).

Correction: This narration parallels the story. At the time the story starts (when Anya is at the orphanage), the Empress Dowager has not seen her granddaughter since those events, and doesn't know that she will see her again.


Corrected entry: When Sophie buys the roses, she buys two, one for Anya and one for Vladmir. Anya gives her to Dimitri. While Anya is mad at Dimitri she throws away the rose. Where did she get it from? And to top it off, scenes later, it shows Dimitri with one too.


Correction: Sophie actually buys three roses; one for Vlad, and she gives two to Anya. Anya puts one in Dimitri's jacket and later on in the song, when they are all on the elevator, you can see a rose in Anya's hair. This explains why Anya can throw a rose away, and why Dimitri has one in his pocket.

Corrected entry: Anya has her hair in a short ponytail above her neck when she leaves the orphanage. Later, after Dimitri has given her the dress and they are waltzing, her hair is in a long ponytail that reaches more than halfway down her back. The movie takes place over a week - on the boat to Paris she says, "3 days ago I was an orphan with no future."

Correction: If you look carefully in shots of Anya's hair, it's tied up in a ponytail with her own hair. By that I mean her hair is wound around the ponytail (probably several times) in order to make it stay. This explains why later in the movie, when she does have a ribbon to tie her hair with, it appears longer.

Corrected entry: When Dimitri gives Anya the blue dress, it's got these white ruffle-thingies at the bottom. When she puts it on and appears before Vlad & Dimitri, the ruffles disappear.

Correction: The implication is clearly that she didn't like the original dress and modified it-- i.e. by removing the white ruffles.

Corrected entry: Right after Dimitri and Anya finish walzting, Dimitri walks away and Anya looks after him. Her blue dress suddenly seems a little purple.


Correction: The sun is setting, which changes the light a lot. Her dress is always the same.

Corrected entry: When Dmitri and Vlad are holding the auditions in the theatre, you see Dmitri crossing off a name on his very long list, and it's the last name on that list. But then another lady comes out, the one with the cigarette, and when Dmitri says "Oh brother" you see his hand move across the page, and the sound of the pencil scratching the paper, implying he's crossing the name off...but there are no more names to be crossed.

Correction: If it does not show the full, and completely crossed off list, he may not have gone in the order shown. As a budding actor/actoress could tell you, not always is the list in order from first to last, but maybe alphabetical. Or, she could have just shown up, and he's crossing off at random to demonstrate the fact that he is done with her.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Dmitri gives Anya the dress, it appears to be a huge, green cloth. Later, when she has it on, it's fitted and more blue in color.

Correction: Her dress was always blue. It has a slight green tinge which could be because they were in a shadowy area and it's hard to tell the difference between green and blue if it's shadowy. Her dress fits her better because she didn't like the original one and changed some things about it, such as adding a belt and taking off the ruffles at the bottom.

Corrected entry: In the movie Anna's hair is short then it is long. This happens during the whole movie.

Correction: Tied up in a ponytail.

Factual error: In the beginning of the film, the Dowager Empress Marie states that the year is 1916 and that they are celebrating the 300th anniversary of their family's rule. The 300th anniversary actually took place in 1913. (00:01:05)

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Anastasia: Oh no, not me... nope! No... nobody ever told me I had to prove I was the grand duchess.
Dimitri: Look, I.
Anastasia: Show up, yes. Look nice, fine. But lie?
Dimitri: You don't know if it's a lie. What if it's true?

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Trivia: Inspired by the story of Anna Anderson (died 1984) who claimed to be Archduchess Anastasia, which would have made her the only surviving daughter of the Czar and Czarina of Russia. Only DNA tests years after her death proved she was not Anastasia, but an imposter which European nobility had long suspected.


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Question: Why did Anastasia's grandmother wait an entire decade to offer a reward to anyone who could find her granddaughter? This doesn't seem logical since it's clear Empress Marie loves Anastasia very much and is devastated when she gets separated from her by the train. You would think at some point when she got off that train she could've made some effort to get her granddaughter back and not wait so much time to do it.

Answer: She may have tried to find her, but thought she was lost forever. Later in the movie she was getting old and was afraid that her family's legacy would die with her. It was then that she offered a large reward to find her.

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