The character Marcel Marx, played by André Wilms, first appears in La Vie de Bohème (1992). Jean-Pierre Léaud also appears in both films, but as different characters.

Finland's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.

Laika the dog also appears in La Vie de Bohème (1992).

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #619.