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A flashback: "Jussi was beaten by farmers."

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With a flashback the viewer is told something that he needs to know in order to understand the plot and the story.

This is a common solution in, for example, crime films. A flashback is often realized by a quick cut into "the past", returning back into the present of the film.

Using visual flashbacks can produce narrative problems, in a way; they stop the progress of the drama.


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