Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile (2022)

14 mistakes

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Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Armie Hammer, Gal Gadot, Rose Leslie

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Continuity mistake: The confetti in Linnet and Simon's hair changes position before and after Jackie makes her entrance at the wedding party.

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Continuity mistake: In the transition when Bouc tells his mom that Poirot is his "friend, and he's famous", Euphemia is holding her easel and brush differently between shots. (00:19:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the first scene on the boat, Simon uncorks the bottle nearly giving his wife a heart attack. In the background he's holding the magnum bottle with just one hand, in the next one he's using both.

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Continuity mistake: The guests are coming up the ladder leading them to the Karnak. The French maid bows slightly to the moustached staff member and walks past him, only to repeat the gesture in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the boat approaches the Karnak, look at Salome Otterbourne; she is standing up in the shot from the right of the boat, she is one of the last ones to do that in the shot from the other side.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene with Poirot freaking out about the 7 asymmetrical pastries, in the side view Poirot's water glass is far away from him, past the bottle. It is closer to him, to the other side of the bottle, in the overhead view. (00:12:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Poirot shouts at the ribald kite-flier, he stands up from the chair with his arms close to his body. View from behind, and his arms are wide. (00:17:10)

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Continuity mistake: Poirot and his brothers in arms are rejoicing after their victorious assault to the bridge. The guy who doubted him gives him a pat on the back. The other soldier switches hands on his rifle, and repeats the switch in the next shot. (00:04:55)

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Continuity mistake: At the reception, Miss Euphemia Bouc walks with Miss Van Schuyler and Bowers saying that money is the only friend a woman can rely on. Look at her champagne glass, a little more than half full. Her son jumps on the desk of the lobby and nods to her, and her glass filled up some. (00:22:00)

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Continuity mistake: Jackie shows Linnet the engagement ring. Gal Gadot in the view from behind puts her hand on her mouth, and the gesture is repeated in the close-up. (00:12:40)

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Other mistake: At the end of the origin story of Poirot's facial hair, we see the damage on his cheek is massive, extending well into the cheekbone. His girlfriend says he'll grow a moustache to cover it, and surprisingly, it works. At the end of the movie we see the scar without the moustache, and while smaller than the initial damage, it still extends into the cheek at the level of the nostrils in a way that the 'stache couldn't seamlessly cover it like in the rest of the movie and its prequel.

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Factual error: The movie takes place in 1937: the new and improved Salome Otterbourne of this version has a repertoire of blues songs that are a few years posterior to that date, many years if we count the Rosetta Tharpe versions actually used in the movie. An argument can be made that they are all 'live performances' from a fictional character regardless of the vocalist who actually performed, and so the only song truly 'impossible' in 1937 would be "Shout sister shout", written in 1941, but we don't actually see Salome sing it. She does perform "Up Above My Head" and no recorded version of it exist before 1941, but it comes from a traditional gospel song.

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Plot hole: This adaptation further exacerbates the problem of previous movie and TV versions; in the novel, Jackie would make the female designated witness talk over and over pretending also to get drunk after Linnet left to go to bed. In the Ustinov version it happened too, but the diversion didn't seem to last more than a couple minutes. Same in the Suchet version. Here, Simon even provokes Jackie practically the moment his wife exits the room. There's no time whatsoever for her to change and get in bed, let alone fall asleep.

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Factual error: A .22 shot would be 150db, muffled with a pillow down to 120-130db. Only one person heard the second shot? No one heard the third? Plus at the end there's no way a .22 could pass through a male chest cavity, and halfway into a female chest cavity - it's too low power.

Hercule Poirot: The crime is murder. The murderer is one of you. I have investigated many crimes, but this has altered the shape of my soul. I am detective Hercule Poirot, and I will deliver your killer.

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