PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.
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Jóhann Jóhannsson also composed the scores for director Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners (2013), Sicario (2015), and was attached to Blade Runner 2049 (2017) before being replaced due to creative differences.
I used to think this was the beginning of your story. Memory is a strange thing. It doesn't work like I thought it did. We are so bound by time, by its order.
Louise Banks: Okay. Okay. Come back to me. Come back to me. Come back to me.
Louise Banks: Stick 'em up! Are you the ...
Louise is told to translate some overheard Mandarin and is momentarily confused at hearing the Mandarin word for "suits" before realizing that it is a reference to Mahjong. In actual Mandarin, the word for "suit" that refers to clothing and the word for "suit" that refers to a classification of cards in a card game are not the same word. If the speakers had really been using the word "suit" in the card-game sense, Louise might have initially translated it as "flower-color" and been confused, but the only way she could have translated it initially as "suit" would be if she already knew of the card-game meaning. However, this is not a "Factual Mistake". There is no indication in the movie that Louise ever thought of "suit" in the clothing-sense. There are indeed suits (in the card-game sense) in Mahjong, but Mahjong is not a card game; it is played with tiles. In other words, Louise may have translated it as "suit" in the card-game meaning without realizing yet that the referenced game was Mahjong; and that (as well as the fact that neither card-games nor Mahjong are directly linked to the topic of the rest of the Mandarin conversation) may be where Louise's initial confusion arose from.
During the end credits Anana Rydvald is credited as Swedish Scientist rather than Danish Scientist. Sweden and Denmark are neighboring countries.
English, Russian, Mandarin
$24,000,000 (USA) (11 November 2016)
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