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(2000)

Goofs

Anachronisms 

The movie is set in 1959, yet when Comte de Reynaud enters Caroline's office in the beginning of the film, a modern security motion sensor can be seen in the top right of the screen.
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In one of the scenes where Vianne is getting the pot of hot chocolate to pour a cup for Armande, there is a 1990s-style heating device near where she got the pot.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

At the Easter festival a bal folk dance tune is played (Scottish Morvandelle), but the sound is completely out of sync with the dancing couples in all scenes.
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Character error 

In the scene where Vianne jumps off the dock into the lake, you can see Vianne jumping and Roux watching her from behind with a calm expression. When the camera switches to Roux's close-up, Roux's back is to the camera. He then turns around and looks shocked for a second, then says "Jesus..." and jumps in after her.
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Continuity 

When Roux enters the chocolate shop the first time, Vianne hands him a chocolate to try. As he is eating the first bite, the camera changes angles and we see that the chocolate has been completely eaten.
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Early in film when Vianne makes Amande her first cup of chocolate, she fills the cup only half full of chocolate. Then she adds the chili pepper and the whipped cream. When she places the cup of hot chocolate in front of Amande, the cup is very full.
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When Roux offers Anouk a gift from the bucket, his hand alternates between being over and then under the handle.
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When Vianne and Anouk first meet Roux at the dock, it is an overcast day. Yet while Vianne and Anouk are shot in the "overcast" light, Roux is shot with a light on his left side, as if the sun was setting.
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When Vianne and Roux are in the river, the two change (between shots) from Vianne facing away from shore with Roux's arm across her chest to Vianne facing towards the shore with Roux's arm around her shoulders.
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When Vianne and Anouk first come down to see the River People, we hear Roux playing a guitar, but can't actually see him. Then, when the two finally see Roux, he's sitting right ahead of them, in front of a white screen, where no one was sitting the shot before, playing a guitar.
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When Roux enters Serge's shop at first with the little girl, it films her hair, which is neat, straight and glossy. Yet when Serge says he doesn't "serve animals", it films the girl again, and suddenly her hair is totally messed up and tangled.
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Throughout the movie, the shop door, broken by Serge and repaired by Roux, is in various states of repair that don't make chronological sense.
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When Vianne takes the newspaper down from the shop window on the day it opens, the shots from the inside show the window covered in dust and cobwebs, while from the outside the window is clean and shining.
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When Vianne is packing and about to leave, a hanger is swinging behind her. Throughout the scene the speed of the hanger changes from slow to fast to slow again.
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When Vianne is giving Josephine hot chocolate in the shop for the first time, the amount in Josephine's cup changes between shots.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the party scene on Roux's boat, when Josephine is dancing with one of the river people, the camera can be seen exiting the frame on the left.
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Revealing mistakes 

While Pere Henri is doing his gardening, the Comte De Reynaud suddenly speaks with an English accent.
Several scenes have deciduous trees green with leaves, and snow and ice on the ground. Since it is the beginning of Lent, and thus early in the year, this is not possible in a temperate climate.
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Spoilers 

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Continuity 

When Vianne offers Comte Paul de Reynaud the glass of refreshment (after he has destroyed the window's display, and then awakens) the first glass she offers him is larger than the glass is moments later.
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Continuity 

At the end of the movie when Vianne pours them hot chocolate, Roux takes a cup and drinks. When we see them again, Vianne is handing him a new cup of chocolate and Roux takes a drink from that cup.
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