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  • There are numerous instances where the technology on display (laptops, high resolution displays, webcams, hard drives, flash drives, internet, etc.) exists far earlier than the year it was actually released/available.
  • The Profoto lighting equipment visible in the movie wasn't released until some 20 years after the time it's meant to be set. The D1 lights (strobes with LCD visible on the back) were released in 2011, and the umbrellas in 2013.
  • In 1991, Agent Miller tells Anna that he could have her shipped to Czech Republic, but Czechoslovakia didn't dissolve until 1993, the Czech Republic did not yet exist when this scene takes place.
  • When Lenny is waiting for Anna, outside the Embassy in the car, his seating position changes to coincide with camera angles.
  • When Anna goes to the apartment provided for her by the KGB, she has a wheeled cabin-bag with telescopic handle. This type of bag would not have been available in the era of the scene.
  • When Anna retrieves the CCTV recordings from the hotel security system she takes a hard drive. CCTV systems of that time would have recorded onto video tape.
  • It is impossible to make a copy of the hard drive as depicted in the film, if only for the fact that the hard drive has no power attached.
  • When Anna is murdering people for the KGB, she also kills a lot of innocent people instead of using wit/charm/better disguises etc. This alone contradicts the premise of being inconspicuous. Even more, the amount of bodies all around Europe would have sooner or later raised a lot of questions/inquiries by various police forces. With her face known everywhere due to her cover job as a model, the probability of her being recognized near a hit increases dramatically with every assignment.
  • At 00:46:29, during the top-down shot of Anna entering her new apartment, multiple cars which were made in 2000's-2010's can be seen. For example, right in the middle of the shot there's what seems to be Citroen C4 that was first released in 2004, but the scene takes place in 1990-1991.
  • During the escape from the KGB office, Anna's stockings change into pantyhose when she escapes from the archive.
  • During Anna's first modeling shoot early in the movie, she tries on dozens of outfits that weren't introduced until as late as 2017, shortly before filming took place. The computers shown throughout the offices were first-generation Apple iMac G3s (the ones with translucent plastic covers that replaced Apple's Macintosh line of desktop computers), which weren't introduced until 1998.
  • All throughout the movie modern cars are visible parked and in traffic.
  • When Anna delivers the phone to Olga, a camera plus operator is reflected in a big polished brass plate on the door.
  • Shopping in the 1985 GUM shopping center shows Barcodes which is a technology way too futuristic for that time line. In reality they would barely even have calculators. Soviet shops were much poorer than shown and couldn't have that range and quantity of products in stores (Lemons, oranges etc.) even in 1990's.
  • At various points in the film there are modern cars view-able which are not in line with the year in which the film is based - 1990; 0:24:36 (2014 Hyundai taxis in background), 0:38:21 (car passing outside restaurant window), most notably at 0:46:26 (2004 Citroen C4 far left) and 0:48:26 (2008 Skoda Yeti).
  • St. Petersburg was known as Leningrad in 1985, not St. Petersburg as in the film.
  • At 4:05, the statue of Charles de Gaulle on the square of his name, erected by Zurab Tsereteli in front of the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow, is shown with a title "Moscow, Nov 1990". The square was renamed to Charles de Gaulle square in 1990 indeed, however, that statue was only erected in 2005.
  • The Paris hotel where Anna kills Oleg is referred to as the Meurice a couple of times. But on the windows of the Oleg killing room, the Shangri-La logo can be seen distinctly. Moreover, the name of the hotel is obvious when she leaves it. The Shangri-La Paris hotel was opened in December 2010, when the scene is supposed to take place in the 1980's.

Spoilers

  • Cameras everywhere capture Olga shooting Anna, and nobody notices Anna making a switch with a dead body while an overhead camera is focused on her.
  • About 101 minutes, Anna meets with Penny (Cillian Murphy) and Alex (Luke Evans in Paris in a park. Alex says "What the hell's going on?" Luke Evans is from Great Britain. His English accent is clearly from Great Britain (not a Russian who learned to speak English). This is clearly apparent.
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