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It's not a secret message, just a simple instruction. You just need to look at the whole interchange: Bond: Dry Martini. Bartender: Oui, monsieur. Bond: Wait... three measures of Gordon's; one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice, and add a thin slice of lemon peel. Bartender: Yes, sir. Tomelli: You know, I'll have one of ...


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CommanderBond.net has comments from Mads Mikkelsen from an interview. Mikkelsen also talks about the distinguishing feature of Le Chiffre–the scar above his eye. ‘The weeping blood is a disease. It is rare, but it’s like high blood pressure in certain situations will make people start bleeding from their nose, and occasionally through their eyes, which ...


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Although I am not a poker player, 'much of the popularity of poker is due to the wonderful combination of luck and skill. If it were solely a game of skill, the inexperienced wouldn’t play because they would lose every time. If it were too much about luck, the professional players would give up. With the current balance of luck and skill in poker, on any ...


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Vesper is not working with Le Chiffre, though they are working for the same employer. Le Chiffre is in deep with Quantum following the loss of the warlord's money and needs the winnings to cover his debts. Vesper is there to sabotage Bond's chances, because Quantum has leverage over her. She has no loyalty to Le Chiffre, as seen by the second deal she cuts, ...


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You must have overlooked how Bond put a tracker/microphone on Le Chiffre's inhaler: In the elevator he asks Vesper to open the envelope while he puts a wireless earpiece in his ear: He takes the gun while holding a phone in his left hand: The phone displays Le Chiffre's position: So yes, Bond had a plan.


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Vesper's initial mission from the organization (later found out to be Quantum) was not to steal the money, but to sabotage Bond. The Organization 'kidnapped' Vesper's boyfriend in order to blackmail her in exchange for his life, for which her mission was to ruin Bond's chances of winning. This is because Quantum want Le Chiffre to win. They were the ones ...


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The 2006 film "Casino Royale" marks a reboot of the series and not a continuation of the previous films From Wikipedia article for Casino Royale (2006 film): Casino Royale reboots the series, establishing a new timeline and narrative framework not meant to precede or succeed any previous Bond film In the context of Bond chronology "Casino Royale"...


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Could be "good evening" in German (Google pronunciation - it's a bit mechanical). Compare to Bond in this video at 32:22. Really hard to tell.


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I don't think that had any kind of deeper message to it. Bond was ordering a rather complex drink from the waiter, part of which consisted of some kind of fruit (don't know what exactly, a piece of lemon peel maybe?). After that everybody else joined him and ordered the same, only that Felix didn't want the "fruit" in it. I don't really think there was any ...


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As for how bond finds out Le Chiffre is bluffing was due to the aspect of the previous game they play (one before the game where Bond actually loses everything) where Le Chiffre simply ups the ante with nothing but wins the game at the dealing of the river. At the top of my hat I believe this is the dialogue which ensues between Bond, Vesper and their ...


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No he is another character called Adolph Gettler Adolph Gettler was a fictional operative of the criminal organization Quantum. The villain was based on the literary character who first appeared in the 1953 Ian Fleming novel Casino Royale and was portrayed by German actor Richard Sammel in its 2006 James Bond film adaptation of the same name. The ...


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I would assume it means no lemon


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Without the money to pay back his investors, Le Chiffre will be looking for a deal with someone else to keep him alive; almost certainly the intelligence services of a global power. MI5 and CIA both want to bring Le Chiffre in so they can make a protection deal (against what emerges to be SPECTRE, a deal which almost certainly would have been ineffective), ...


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In Spectre, all links are connected to previous Bond stories. Here are the links as per my understanding: Spectre: Bond and Franz Oberhauser are brothers. After the younger Bond was orphaned, Oberhauser's father, Hannes, became his temporary guardian. Believing that Bond supplanted his role as son, Oberhauser killed his father and staged his own death. He ...


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The plot by MI 6 and the CIA is to give Le Chiffre no choice but to turn himself in. They had no legal right to arrest him, lack of evidence and all. Once he lost the money, both organizations hoped the pressure by the real criminal contacts would force Chiffre to turn evidence over, instead of being killed. Both organizations are playing a long game in this....


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This is a bit of a non-answer, but having watched the scene(s) many times and scoured the Internet, I'm going to say it's just a movie mistake. It's certainly identified as such (continuity error) on most Movie Mistake websites. My only reasoning is thus: one, there doesn't appear to be another solution and one is unlikely forthcoming and; two, despite the ...


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As other posts mentioned, hold the fruit means without the lemon peel. Since Bond's drink ends up being poisoned in the next scene, it could be that Felix feared that Bond might be poisoned and wanted to make sure he didn't accidentally drink from the glass intended for Bond (they were sitting right next to each other). Obviously Felix wasn't involved in ...


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Since you are not aware of the nuances of the game Poker, I won't delve into it and restrict myself strictly to what was shown in the movie. If you have observed, Le Chiffre used to place his left hand near his wounded eye at times during play. That was his physical tell. A tell in poker is a change in a player's behavior or demeanor that is claimed by ...


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Most movies do not try to maintain a consistent geography of real life places. To say there are countless examples of stuff like this would be an understatement - I would guess over 90% of films have scenes where characters go down the street, turn a corner, and wind up in an entirely different part of the city. The intent is always to serve the needs of ...


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He says guten almond...joke on good evening to the German guys whose rover he crashed and the almonds he had just snacked on.


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It is a little joking throwaway line, but I think it directly relates to her earlier dialogue, when she says In the old days if an agent did something that embarrassing he'd have a good sense to defect. That might be what she is missing in this particular situation, a way for Bond to easily "dispose" himself without making MI6 any further shame. If she ...


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It's a phrase similar to, and in this case having the same meaning as, the phrase 'hold the x' which is an American English device for asking for something to be left out, or held back, especially from a food order. The verbs 'keep' and 'hold' here are synonymous in the sense of 'have or retain possession of' and so can be used interchangeably to mean the ...


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There is a real world analogous to this situation. Dench's M is based on Stella Rimington, the first woman director general of MI5. Further, she was the first DG publicly named and subsequently photographed (by the paparazzi). If we look at it through the lens of Dench is modelled after Rimington, then it would make sense that during Bond's tenure she went ...


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James Bond has lots of skills, training, and education: languages, martial arts, marksmanship, spy tradecraft, etc. However, what is the first lucky number most people think of?:     7 Bond has been shot at thousands of times and never struck. He is incredibly lucky.


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I believe it was implied to be Le-Chiffre because when Bond thwarts the bomb plot he was the one who lost heavily (totaling $101,206,000) because of bond's action since he invested on stocks against the Skyfleet. Le-Chiffre is shown to be a poker prodigy in the movie I don't think it would've taken him long enough to figure out the loose-ends which might'...


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I don't think it is plothole. To open a Bank account you would need to provide certain details with which the identity of the person who is opening the account can be determined. Now imagine if you are a bad guy would you prefer to give out your account number to a government personal, with which you could be traced. You will also expose all the other ...


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there is a [slightly] deeper meaning, by using the word 'fruit' instead of 'lemon' Felix is conveying that he thinks the lemon is an excessive flamboyant element, and by inference that Bond is also excessive and flamboyant. Felix on the other hand, is no-nonsense and straight forward, he orders a simple drink, he doesn't even bother choosing one, he's ...


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At the request of the OP I'm adding this answer based on what my interpretation of this phrase in the movie meant. Bare in mind I do not drink and am quite unfamiliar with alcoholic beverages, but I do have friends who drink and my answer is based mainly on things I've picked up from listening to them talk about types of drinks they prefer. One of the key ...


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Looking at the keypad in the film: we see that 836547 could correspond to any of the following 972 (= 35 * 4) string combinations: tdmjgp, tdmjgq, tdmjgr, tdmjgs, tdmjhp, tdmjhq, tdmjhr, tdmjhs, tdmjip, tdmjiq, tdmjir, tdmjis, tdmkgp, tdmkgq, tdmkgr, tdmkgs, tdmkhp, tdmkhq, tdmkhr, tdmkhs, tdmkip, tdmkiq, tdmkir, tdmkis, tdmlgp, tdmlgq, tdmlgr, tdmlgs, ...


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