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What does "one plus one, does it make one?" mean in movie Incendies?

I'll try to make it pretty simple. It's what I extracted from the sentence. Let's say the mother of the twins (Nawal) was 1. She gave birth to a son (Abou Tarek/Nihad) who, being her son, was also a 1....
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Could Jordan have saved his company and avoided arrest if he hadn’t made that mistake?

We can't really speculate on what would have happened in the fictional Wolf of Wall Street film had he been more cooperative. We can, however, look at the source novel on which the film was based. In ...
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Why does Dodgeball take place in 1993?

Time setting in "Dodgeball" is not 1993 but supposedly , even so the film contains several Huge anachronisms. La FLeur rented movie "Mona Lisa Smile"; was produced in 2003, Also ...
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What's the logic behind Ashley's bathroom behavior in the Compound V theft scene?

Ashley's actions in this scene can be better understood in the context of the previous episode. In the previous episode (ep. 3), Homelander humiliated Ashley by dismissing her from a meeting of The ...
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What is the burning building this character walks past in the city?

Per the official audio description; "He takes her by the arm and guides her down the stairs. Pre-dawn light glows softly in the sky. Flames engulf Mysaria's house. A figure in a dark cloak ...
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Why did Max leave the Citadel at the end of Mad Max Fury Road?

I think he realized that his worst fears were here at the citadel, and that his best strengths were out there on the road. If he stayed, he would fall for Furiosa, and that would threaten the memory ...
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Why leaders are leaving in the middle of Pu-Yi's speech?

It's to highlight that they know Pu Yi is a mere puppet "emperor" of "Manchukuo" (which in turn is a mere Japanese colony). They treat and disrespect him as the puppet that he is. ...
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Explain "hypersleep" from Alien, Prometheus, etc.?

Timeframe Alien universe Prometheus takes place 2093 ALien 2122 Aliens 2179 Hypersleep/Stasis technology uses Metabolic freezing to contain an individual lifesigns to bare minimum perservation for the ...
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Why does Joi randomly play music?

The implication, based on when his emanator chimes, is that Joi is intentionally making her presence know when he's talking to strange women. His emanator goes off when he's meeting with Luv, and ...
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How did the Incredibile know where to go?

According to the film's official novelisation, this isn't the "Go Home" button, it's the "Summoning" button. Pressing it evidently commands the car to immediately come to the ...
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What is this tool shown to us?

The tool is known as an orbitoclast. It's a specific medical tool intended for the performance of "transorbital lobotomies". Warning: Gory The implication is that Sister Sage has performed ...
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Why are they smiling at the camera?

The script indicates that is a flashback of all the people, eager young brokers and former colleagues alike, that Jordan "gave up" in order to lessen the severity of his sentence. Look how ...
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Why was the client spooked when he saw the professor's face?

The client is Ray, Madison's husband that previously confronted Gary (in his Ron persona). He's just tried to hire Ron to kill "Ron/Gary"... of course he's spooked. As Wikipedia says.. ...
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Significance of the Owl in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

If I had to guess, I think that maybe the director chose to stray from the literary narrative, or add more symbolism to the owl's role in that scene than perhaps the author originally intended. In my ...
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Why does Jake go to the Albacore Club?

I tend to agree that the movie does not make it obvious why Jake Gittes goes to the Albacore Club, but the club and its connection to Cross is important to connect the dots later in the movie. The ...
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Why didn't Sarah tell Anne that Abigail had poisoned her?

It's not explained openly in the film, but most probably Sarah came to conclusion that without a strong proof accusing Abigail would be pointless. Abigail was now the queen's favourite and it would be ...
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Why is Jordan Belfort worried about Steve Madden unloading shares?

Madden wasn't selling his shares, he was selling shares that belonged to Belfort but were registered in Madden's name as a way of hiding what Belfort was doing. So Madden was selling something that, ...
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Why not using standard operations to manage the airport issue in Scorpion?

I don't think you missed anything. I remember having the same reaction as you, and I remember going through the entire episode in my head, same as you. It's just an example of Bellisario's Maxim. In ...
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Loop of Marties in "Back to the Future 1"

That is an interesting question. The thing is, I don't think there was a loop. See, before Marty goes to the past, he gets a flier about the clock being struck by lightning. This information helps him ...
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Is the blind man faking being blind in "U Turn" (1997)?

Another answer on reddit states (with a source) that only "10-15% of the people considered legally blind have absolutely no sight." The majority of blind people actually have some vision, ...
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Is the blind man faking being blind in "U Turn" (1997)?

The script is ambiguous. His eyes are definitely damaged and he claims to be blind. BLIND MAN: What'd you think I was doing out here with these glasses on? Sunnin' myself? BOBBY: I don't know. I ...
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How do they keep docking in "Star Trek: Enterprise"?

The core of the question being asked here is how the docking ports can be compatible, given that they're encountering unknown species who they've clearly not communicated with before, or unknown ships....
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Why is Hank shocked when he discovers the origin of the money for the treatment?

The issue here isn't so much Hank and Marie getting into legal trouble. As you indirectly pointed out, they didn't know about the origins of the money and it would be hard if not impossible for anyone ...
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How do they keep docking in "Star Trek: Enterprise"?

This isn't really addressed in the show, but it's discussed in considerable detail in the tie-in novel Last Full Measure. In short, Archer is quite surprised that the airlocks on the Enterprise are ...
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Why is Hudgens lying in wait at Bracken's place when Exley has sex with her?

Nobody could have known that Pierce was coming to Basinger's home. Not quite...there is a line in the screenplay (that seems to have been cut from the movie) when Exley is speaking to Patchett with ...
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How do they keep docking in "Star Trek: Enterprise"?

Aliens and Earth largely solved/incorporated the docking capacity of various ships. Here 200 years later Human/Federation starship can dock with an alien space station. And routinely regulates Trade ...
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What does "Belgian" really mean, in the Fast and Furious series?

"Belgian" does refer to beer, and it's an in-joke between Dominic Toretto and Mr. Nobody, and a bit of a running gag since Furious 7. Toretto has been seen drinking Corona beer through the ...
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What does "Belgian" really mean, in the Fast and Furious series?

Belgian ale is apparently a callback to an earlier film in the same series. According to Business Insider: After Mr. Nobody gets injured in "Furious 7," he tells Dom he really needs to try ...
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What does "Belgian" really mean, in the Fast and Furious series?

There's actually two things here. "Belgian" is clearly a code-word between Dom and Mr. Nobody for a specific location (i.e. this bar). Secondly, they use "Belgian" because the beer ...
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Why didn't Bishop photograph the man that talked to Elizabeth?

Its just an indicator to let the audience know that Bishop has fallen for her, and in not taking the photo, is choosing to turn a blind eye to how she operates and who with, and to not implicate her, ...
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Mad Max is sentenced to the Gulags but gets cast out?

I contend that it should not invoke the depiction that Solzhenitsyn described; this is specific to the film. It does not need to correspond to the Soviet version of Gulag. The word itself is ...
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Why waiting for Atlas?

Harlan persuaded Atlas to make the interlink two-way which her mother refused to do. Only when the link was two way could Harlan scan her mind fully.
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Mad Max is sentenced to the Gulags but gets cast out?

The term, in universe, seems to have been corrupted to simply mean banishment. But not simply exile but being sent into the 'Devil's Anvil' to die. What the hell was Gulag? He tried to force his ...
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Doctor's parents

We don't know if his parents were actually murdered. It seems to me they researched the doctor and picked an incident in his life they could exploit to get him to co-operate. Whether his parents were ...
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Why is the target not injured more severely in the fish market fight scene in Ip Man?

Despite the still shot, if you look at 6:10 he clearly reverses the cleavers to use the blunt edges. Either the shot with the blade against the neck is a mistake or he temporarily reversed that blade ...
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What happened with the Babylonians?

This is a reference to Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, “Babylon is fallen! Fallen is that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her ...
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