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Ladies in Lavender (2004) Poster

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Anachronisms 

Mains electricity, gas lighting and indoor flush toilets were unlikely to be present in remote village houses in 1936 Cornwall.
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Cattle crossing the road have ear tags not used in 1936 England.
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Coley is frequently mentioned as a cheap local fish. Locals confirm that coley was pretty much unknown in Cornwall in 1936 - far more likely would be ling or pollack. Additionally, "starry-gazey pie", of which the fish was to be an ingredient, is unique to Mousehole, about 30 miles from the supposed location in the film.
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When Ursula is sitting on the beach the reflective shine in her modern stockings made of synthetic fiber is not what would be seen in 1936 cotton or woolen hosiery.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

While Andrea is playing at the local party, another violin appears in the lower right hand corner and is being played at the same time that Andrea seems to be playing, but there's only one violin heard at the time. Could it be that the "real" violinist was captured on film by accident?
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Character error 

Andrea is not a Polish name - the Polish would be Andrzej.
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Andrea's German alternates between the perfect pronunciation of a German native speaker and a heavily accented version more suitable for somebody whose native language is Polish.
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Continuity 

While Andrea is in bed getting over his broken ankle we can notice there is one bar of the headboard that is missing in some scenes and a comes out of the blue in others for no apparent reason.
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When Andrea is peeling potatoes he carves a face in one. When the shot goes back, the face is completely different.
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Andrea peels potatoes and bowls the bowling ball left-handed but plays the violin right-handed, as many violinists may do with right-handed instruments, but it seems a bit strange that the other actions are shown as left-handed.
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Errors in geography 

Truro would not be the first choice of "major town" for shopping in 1936. Falmouth or Helston would be more appropriate.
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Miscellaneous 

After having his portrait Portrait drawn by Olga. Andrea walks out with his violin under his arm upon, arriving back to the sister's house he opens the door with both hands the violin is unseen. Andrea goes upstairs and his heard playing the violin.
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