Oldboy

Revealing mistake: When Dae-su enters the room of one of his nemesis, his computer screen shows information about the stock exchange. The Internet address on the screen is: C:/DocumentsandSettings/[.]/OldBoy/[.], which would be a link to a folder on that computer, not an Internet address.

Revealing mistake: When the man holding the poodle leaps to his death, as his body smashes against the car, you can easily see that the poodle in his arms is just a stuffed doll, based on the way it bounces and moves.

Factual error: When Dai Su and Mido enter many branches of Blue Dragon restaurants to taste test the dumplings, the Chinese characters of the establishments actually translate to Green Dragon.

Allister Cooper, 2011

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Mi-do: Dae Su. In front of me is some kind of box. He's telling me to open it. It's the same violet box.
Dae-su Oh: No! No Mi-do don't. Don't open it no matter what. Or something terrible will happen.

Woo-jin Lee: Your gravest mistake wasn't failing to find the answer. You can't find the right answer if you ask the wrong questions.

Dae-su Oh: If they had told me it was going to be fifteen years, would it have been easier to endure?

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Question: When Mido was trying to come up with a screen name for Oh Dae-Su early in the movie, why was Dae-Su so interested/startled by the mention of "The Count of Monte Cristo"?

Chosen answer: Perhaps because in the movie/book "The Count of Monte Cristo" that's what happened to him. In the book/movie the hero Edmund Dantes is renamed "the Count" in order to disguise that fact that he is Dantes after having broken out of jail. This way he is free to seek revenge on the ones that put him in jail under false charges.

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