Bruno Ganz delivered his lines in German and was dubbed into Greek.

The ASL, average shot length, of this film is 114.3 seconds. To compare this to another modern film the ASL of the Bourne Identity is 2 seconds

Marcello Mastroianni was to have played the lead role but withdrew due to ill health.

Part III of "A Trilogy of Borders".

When it won the Palme D'or at Cannes, the jury decision was unanimous.