Munich (2005)

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Corrected entry: During the power outage (after they kill the Dutchwoman) When Daniel Craig says,"Yeah but, you went yourself." When the lightning makes the kitchen brighter, smoke from a film crew's cigarette is seen coming from behind the wall. (02:06:40)


Correction: If there is smoke visible, it was meant to be. Steven Spielberg is a fanatical anti-smoker and does not allow smoking on his sets unless it is part of the dramatic action, and even then only if it absolutely essential to the plot. Just watch Saving Private Ryan - in WW2 virtually everyone smoked, but there is nary a cigarette to be seen in the entire film.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the team executes the hitwoman on the barge, after the woman is shot through the head, there is a shot showing her lying dead in a chair. Disturbing as the scene is, it is still quite easy to notice her chest and stomach rise and fall as she breathes.

Correction: There is nothing unusual about that, and a properly trained assassin would know it. Death is inevitable after a massive brain injury (such as a bullet through-and-through like this one) but it can take a victim a minute or two to die. Their heartbeat and breathing will continue, but to all intents and purposes they are dead.

Corrected entry: In the shot where Eric Bana is signing his life away on paper after accepting the mission, the film is reversed, as the paper and Bana's signature is a reverse image of what it should be (he signs right to left with his right hand).

Correction: Except that Hebrew is written and read from right to left. Therefore, the document being in Hebrew, his signature and direction of writing is correct.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Avner and Steve go looking for Hans in the middle of the night, we see a scene where Hans is sitting on a bench by the water across from a city. First we see the city full of lights but a second later, in the middle of the shot, the lights disappear. (02:07:10)

Correction: The shot takes place at dawn and the lights go out because the light level in the city reaches a pre-set point, as they would do. The lights going out is fully part of the setting.

Corrected entry: During the shot sequences, Avner his partners are using Beretta pistols model 92. This type of pistol was first produced between 1975 and 1976, so they could not be used in 1973 when the movie took place.

Correction: The hostage situation took place in 1972. The rest of the time frame is slightly vague. Most likely it would take years to plan and find the terrorists. That would easily place them into 1975. Given their connections, they could have access to first production Beretta's.

Corrected entry: Short before the assassination attempt with the phosphor-bombs Avner goes to a group of people and says "Entschuldigung, kann ich ein Licht haben?" to light his cigarette. He asks for light like a flashlight or a lamp instead of fire for his cigarette. He should have said "Entschuldigung, haben sie feuer?" which would be the correct translation of "Do you have a light?" in this situation.


Correction: He might have messed up being a human error, not a movie error. And also if he's holding a cigerette they could figure out what he meant.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Avner shoots the first Palestinian, the dead man falls forward onto his groceries, but the next time the body is seen, he is lying on his back.

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Ephraim: We deposit money from a fund that doesn't exist into a box we don't know about in a bank we've never set foot in. We can't help you because we never heard of you before.

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Trivia: In this film, the word 'Sabra' is used a few times. Sabra means a Jewish person who was actually born in Israel, and not one born in another country who then later moved to the Holy Land.

Allister Cooper, 2011

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Question: Why would Ephrain not break bread with Avnar at the end of the film?

Answer: Avner had refused Ephraim's request that he return to Israel and Mossad. When Avner invited Ephraim to dinner to break bread, it was a symbolic gesture to make peace between them. Ephraim's refusal indicates they will never reconcile their differences.

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