While announcing the selection of the film in competition at the Cannes film festival in 2021, Thierry Frémaux wondered what the french title -Les Olympiades- could mean. Actually it is the french name of the Parisian district where the action takes place. It is characterized by a cluster of high-rises built in the 70's and known as the largest "chinatown" in all Europe.
It is an adaptation of Killing and Dying, a graphic novel by Adrian Tomine. Specifically, it's based on several short stories from the novel: Amber Sweet, Hawaiian Getaway and Killing and Dying. However, the character of Camille was invented for the movie.