* CreatorBreakdown: Trier was suffering from depression when making the film, which was intended to be a coping mechanism. It wasn't.
* 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.

----