The book which appears in the movie is "L'avalée des avalés" (translated as "Swallow of the Swallowed") by Canadian writer Réjean Ducharme.
Ginette Reno's film debut.
This was the last film of Jean-Claude Lauzon.
The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.
The scene when Léolo take the hook of a fisherman and father and son have a little dispute and a reference film Un zoo la nuit (1987) Jean-Claude Lauzon.