Love in the Time of Cholera

Factual error: At some point during the marriage of Juvenal Urbino and Fermina Daza, Dr. Urbino visits Florentino Ariza's office to ask for a donation from Florentino's uncle for a musical charity event. He asks Florentino whether he likes music, and Florentino answers that he likes the music of Carlos Gardel. A few scenes later, the town welcomes the arrival of the year 1900. Tango singer Carlos Gardel was born in either 1887 or 1890, and did not reach fame until the 1920s, so it is impossible for Florentino Ariza to have heard his music before the year 1900, when Gardel was, at the most, only 12 and not yet into singing.

Continuity mistake: During dinner the evening after her father sends her cousin away, Fermina threatens to kill herself by pointing a knife to her throat. In the close-ups, the tip is approximately midway between her chin and her ear. In the long shot, it is much closer to her ear, almost below the earlobe.

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Florentino Ariza: Shoot me. There is no greater glory than to die for love.

Fermina Urbino: The only thing that hurts me is that I don't have enough strength to give you the beating that you deserve for being so insolent and evil-minded. But you will leave this house right now and I swear to you on my mother's grave that you will not set foot in it again as long as I live. Life crippled that poor man 50 years ago, because he was too young and now you want to do it because we are too old.

Florentino Ariza: I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits.

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