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During the climax of the 2003 movie, Lost in Translation, the central characters, Bob & Charlotte share an emotional moment. During that time, Bob seems to have said something into Charlotte's ears, to which Charlotte nods. After that they separate and the movie ends.

Wikipedia says "Bob embraces Charlotte and whispers something (substantially inaudible to the audience) in the tearful Charlotte's ear. The two share a kiss, say goodbye and Bob departs."

What could it be that he said into her ears?

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There is no specific answer. Pure guesses and speculations are only possible. Here are some of the surmisals from IMDB FAQ:

"I'm not saying it'll be easy...but go to that man and tell him the truth. Okay?"


Alternatively it could also be "I love you. Don't forget to always tell the truth... OK".....

The director made it the way it should be - for each person to fill in what they feel was said. But it sounds like, "I love you deeply. When John gets back, tell him the truth. Okay?" This fits with the rest of the film in that she asked him for advice about marriage, and he was telling her not to make the same mistakes he had

Or: "Can I say something? Go to that man and tell him the truth. Okay?"

maybe this: "Sometimes you have to go halfway around the world to come full circle."

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It should be mentioned that this is all (possibly educated) conjecture. The whole point of that scene was so that the OP would come to moviesSE and ask this question. – coleopterist Feb 4 '13 at 13:38
@coleopterist, Good point. I am going to add that. – Mistu4u Feb 4 '13 at 13:40

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