* CreatorBreakdown: Trier was suffering from depression when making the film, which was intended to be a coping mechanism. It wasn't.
* HeyItsThatGuy: When you rely on [[Film/SpiderMan1 the Green Goblin]] as a therapist what do you THINK is going to happen?
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally the film was going to have a TwistEnding where it was revealed that [[DevilButNoGod Satan rather than God had created the universe]] [[CrapsackWorld that the film was set in]] but then von Trier's producer accidentally leaked it, making him so angry he went back and rewrote the script.

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