* HoYay: ''Lots'' between Eyal and Axel. Homosexuality is a central theme in Eytan Fox's filmography.
* NeverLiveItDown: Pia's previous Israeli boyfriends broke up with her because of her family's Nazi past.
* StrangledByTheRedString: [[spoiler: Pia and Eyal]] get along perfectly well during the course of the film, but exhibit little apparent romantic attraction. [[PromotedToLoveInterest Their eventual pairing]] has led to some accusations that the film-makers were attempting to reduce the emphasis on Axel and Eyal's relationship and avoid the "[[ButNotTooGay gay ghetto]]".