* FakeAmerican: Creator/KateWinslet (British) and Christoph Waltz (Austrian) playing an American couple.
* NoBudget: Averted. Despite taking place mostly in one set and having only four speaking parts, the film still cost $25 million to make. Though this may have been due to the unavoidable decision to shoot in Paris.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally going to be called Ravage, until it was found out that DC Comics had recently come out with a character of that name.