This is the first movie to be picked up by Fox Searchlight at Cannes.
The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Michael Caine, Jane Fonda and Rachel Weisz; and one Oscar nominee: Harvey Keitel.
The final scene's look in which Fred Ballinger (Michael Cane) conducts his piece reminds heavily of Federico Fellini's "Orchestra Regearsal" (1978). Fellini is a huge influence on Sorrentino.
Madalina Ghenea, who is playing Miss Universe and the symbol of youth in the film was 26 at the time of filming. In real life she would've been the oldest Miss Universe ever (sharing the honour with 1997 American winner Brook Lee).
Singers Paloma Faith, Mark Kozalek (Sun Kil Moon) and Sumi Jo all play themselves in the movie with Faith having a speaking part as well.
Singers Paloma Faith, Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon) and Sumi Jo all play themselves in the movie with Faith having a speaking part as well.
The movie is shot in the eastern part of the swiss Alps. There is a shot in the movie of the train station of Wiesen. This village is located between St. Moritz and Davos.
When Rachel is lying in the sun, talking to the mountainier, by changing camera position, her hand in her hair is almost never in the right place.
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