Continuity mistake: After Man-seob returns to Gwangju, whilst he and Jurgen are walking through the city, Jurgen is filming the citizens in despair with his camera. In one shot, the camera is raised so that it is level with his eye. When the shot cuts, the camera is suddenly lowered.
Plot hole: After Ae-sin shoots Wan-ik and flees, Hina shoots Dr. Matsuyama with a six-shooter and plants the gun in his hand to make it appear as if he shot both Wan-ik and himself in a murder-suicide. However, Ae-sin shot Wan-ik with a rifle, meaning the bullets that were used to shoot Wan-ik and the bullet that was used to shoot the doctor were completely different bullets; the authorities would realise this when an autopsy on the two is performed. (00:26:10)
Continuity mistake: Wan-ik is being questioned by Deok-mun. After Wan-ik says "How am I supposed to read it when it's covered in blood", he places the bloodied note he is holding on the table. A couple seconds later, he is suddenly holding the note in his hands again. (00:05:54)
Continuity mistake: After Dong-mae has been shot and has a flashback to greeting he had with Ae-sin, there is a streak of blood shown coming out of his mouth going down to the bottom of his chin. The shot cuts to Hui-seong, but when it cuts back to Dong-mae, two additional (smaller) streaks of blood have suddenly appeared next to the first blood streak. (01:08:13)
Continuity mistake: When Chun-sik and Il-sik find the stopwatch Hui-seong left for them to pay his rent with, the watch is shown being held against Il-sik's fingertips with his hand opened out. In the next shot, Il-sik's hand is suddenly clenched shut. (01:28:16)
Continuity mistake: When Hui-seong approaches the authorities who have Dong-mae tied up, Hui-seong raises his hat. The hat can be seen right in front of Dong-mae's face. When the camera changes angles, Dong-mae's face can be seen in the foreground, but the hat is no longer visible in frame. (00:11:30)
Continuity mistake: When Eugene and Ae-sin are talking on the ice at the start, there is an accessory attached to Ae-sin's hat that is being blown by the wind. After Ae-sin asks "who said such a thing" and Eugene replies "Some nobleman", the accessory on her hat is suddenly still and is not affected by the wind. Then it is blowing in the wind again the shot after that. (00:01:45)
Continuity mistake: Gwan-su and the interpreter get into a kerfuffle. Gwan-su is shown holding onto him with one hand, but in a wide shot, he is suddenly holding onto him with both hands. The interpreter is also suddenly holding onto Gwan-su, something he wasn't doing in the previous shot. (00:52:30)
Continuity mistake: Whilst in the rowboat, Eugene splashes Ae-sin with some water. In a shot focusing on Eugene, Ae-sin can be seen placing her hand over her face. When the shot cuts, her hand is suddenly positioned to the right of her face. Then in the shot after that, her hand is away from her face completely. (00:42:22)
Factual error: In the flashback that shows the fate of Ae-sin's parents whilst Ae-sin is a baby, several characters can be seen using a Mauser C96 pistol. These include the father when he tries to shoot Wan-ik, the mother when the soldiers come for her, and the man standing beside Wan-ik who shoots the father. The flashback takes place over 20 years before the main story takes place, which would have set it in the 1870s, but the Mauser C96 pistol was not first designed until 1895. (00:56:10 - 00:58:03)
Continuity mistake: When Chun-sik and Il-sik are talking with Nam-jong, they are both eating a corn-on-the-cob. In the shot of her saying "I heard that you do anything people need done", the cob that Chun-sik is holding is away from his face. But in the next shot, he is suddenly eating the cob. (00:40:32)
Continuity mistake: When Ae-sin is in Hui-seong's room, and he is preparing an escape from her, in the shot where Hui-seong starts saying "I don't know if this will work", Ae-sin's hair can be seen going over her left shoulder. The shot cuts to Hui-seong, then when it cuts back to Ae-sin, her hair is now directly on her left shoulder. A couple of shots after that, her hair is suddenly over her left shoulder again. (00:07:18)
Continuity mistake: When Ae-sin is practising her shooting skills, in a shot focusing on her, we can see her thumb is placed along the side of the rifle at a horizontal angle. When the shot cuts, her thumb is at a vertical angle. Then two shots after that, at a horizontal angle again. (00:58:33)
Continuity mistake: After Hina refused to use the drawing that Chun-sik and Il-sik made, when Il-sik says "If they parted young, it would be her mother", the ribbons used to tie his hat with are still. When the camera changes angles to focus on Chun-sik, where the ribbons are now blowing in the wind. Then when it cuts back to Il-sik, the ribbons are still again. (00:57:10)
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