The film received a six-minute long standing ovation after its screening at the Cannes Film Festival.

Robert Pattinson found much inspiration for his character Connie in Jon Alpert's documentary One Year in a Life of Crime (1989).

Robert Pattinson and Benny Safdie prepared for their roles by working at a car wash in Queens

Ben Safdie, the actor that plays Connie Nikas' brother, is also one of the directors of the film.

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Benny Safdie claimed that he and Robert Pattinson prepared for their roles by working in-character at a car wash in Queens