Corrected entry: In the approach to Dunkirk, Robbie is carrying a pistol, complete with webbing holster. He has no rifle and is carrying a bayonet on his haversack, presumably not having the usual belt frog to carry it more easily. As a Private (this is emphasized in the dialogue) in an infantry regiment, he'd have carried a rifle and not a pistol. Although he might have acquired the pistol during the retreat, he's less likely to have changed his webbing order to match. This may be a deliberate directorial choice. The dialogue emphasizes his natural "officer qualities", and that his prison record has prevented him from becoming one. The wearing of officer's equipment, even if historically inappropriate, also reinforces this and distinguishes him from his comrades.www.translingua.com.mx
Corrected entry: In the fake newsreel of the chocolate factory owned by Paul Marshall, the British ruler at the time (June, 1940) is shown and stated to be Queen Elizabeth. In reality, Queen Elizabeth II did not ascend the throne until 1952 upon the death of her father, King George VI.
Corrected entry: When Briony enters the kitchen to say she has finished her play, the cook tells her to go away as they have a dinner for 10 to prepare. The Mother, Cecelia, the brother, his friend, Briony, Lola and the twins make only eight. Robbie is not invited till after this and then it still makes only 9 for dinner.
Corrected entry: Briony is played by 3 actresses, from a 13 year old girl to an elderly Vanessa Redgrave. I suppose that, in order to identify each actress who played the role, a mole was placed on Briony's face. The 13 year old Briony has the mole on her right cheek. The young nurse Briony has the mole on her right cheek. The first scene we see the Vanessa Redgrave Briony, the mole is properly on her right cheek. Then, suddenly, in a close up, the mole appears on Vanessa's left cheek. In the next scene, it's back on her right cheek.