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2019 Knives Out mystery movie directed by Rian Johnson

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What country is Marta Cabrera from?

There's a running joke in Knives Out where the family members say Marta is from various South American countries: Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, and maybe several more. The actor is Cuban, but ...
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Why is there a fake knife on the rack at the end of Knives Out?

At the end of Knives Out, Ransom tries to stab Marta with a fake (prop) knife, but it collapses into the handle, saving her life, but it makes no sense why there would be a fake knife on display in ...
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In Knives Out, how did Marta get away with a certain lie without vomiting?

In Knives Out, Marta vomits whenever she tells a lie. It's an interesting quirk that makes it difficult for her to execute Harlan's plan while evading B. Blanc's suspicions. When she is in the study ...
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How did Richard get a [red] black eye at the end of Knives Out?

The closing scene of Knives out takes place in the driveway in front of the Thrombley house. During this scene, we notice that Richard now has a red patch surrounding his left eye. In the previous ...
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Why may Harlan Thrombey not have included his mother in his will?

After Harlan Thrombey’s alternate will is enacted in the days following his death in Knives Out, it is unclear what the future holds for his very elderly mother, who was not mentioned in this will. ...
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What's so baiting in Benoit's words to Linda?

In Knives Out (2019), Linda speaks to Detective Benoit, who came to investigate Linda's father's death: Linda: Yes, I mean, Walt, he's done well with what Dad gave him. Not that it matters. But ...
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Would the villain's testimony be usable in court?

In the movie Knives Out (2019), the villain is brought to justice by his testimony recorded secretly on the detective's phone. The Fifth Amendment protects people from self-incrimination, so would ...
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How did this character survive in Knives Out?

We see Ransom stabbing Marta in the chest, but there was some weird noise, and apparently the kill didn’t work. What did happen? Did the knife retract? I have no clue.
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Knives out laundry scene logic

One scene of Knives Out is totally out of otherwise magnificent plot with concise logic. What happened in the laundry at 1209 Columbus Rd before 10AM? As the movie says after using a huge overdose of ...
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Why couldn't Ransom make an anonymous call?

In Knives Out (2019), Detective Benoit reveals Ransom's plan: Benoit: Marta will get arrested for killing Fran and Harlan. And it would have worked if we hadn't have brought you in for questioning ...
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Why does Daniel Craig tuck his tie at the end of Knives Out?

In one of the scenes, Daniel Craig is shown tucking his tie inside the middle of his shirt. Why does he do that? Why is the audience shown this?
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What did Linda Drysdale do to upset her father?

During Knives Out, we learn that His motivation for this, with regards to his family members, can be explained: His son, Walt seems unsuited for running his publishing company, and constantly pushes ...
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Explanation of the blood on Marta Cabrera's shoe

In Knives Out, it is absolutely not clear where the drop of blood on Marta Cabrera's shoe come from?
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Why did Fran say "You did this"?

In Knives Out, when dying, why did Fran say "you did this" to Marta when she knew who the killer was?
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What is the significance/reference of a character repeatedly hitting a piano note?

In Knives Out, when the detectives start investigating the family, Benoit Blanc just keeps hitting a single note on the piano, which builds tension. I remember there was such technique in other ...
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How did the video player break?

In Knives Out, investigators were trying to watch a video cassette of a security camera. It suddenly (maybe with a little help) caught fire and went out of order. How was this achieved by Marta or ...
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Why doesn't the family have a consistent view of where Marta is from?

During the witness statements from the various family members in Rian Johnson's Knives Out, a enjoyable, modern, Agatha Christie style murder mystery, a private detective and the police quiz the ...
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