Aleksey Balabanov admitted that the film's protagonist is a Yakut only because Mikhail Skryabin was a Yakut.

Aleksey Balabanov says the fire that is in every house shown in the film is not a symbol. It is just shown because "it's the style. Every picture should have its own style."

The film crew included only two professional actors.

The film's tagline is "13th film by Aleksey Balabanov" and it was released on 13 October 2010.