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* CaliforniaDoubling: France and Hungary double for Russia.

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* FakeRussian: Needless to say, Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/DianeKeaton are not Russian.
** Because most of the film was shot in France, many of the other Russian characters are played by French actors.
* FakeNationality: Napoleon is played by James Tolkan, who is from Michigan.


* TroubledProduction: The film was shot in France and Hungary, and production was beset by bad weather, food poisoning, spoiled negatives, and physical injuries. Furthermore, the crews and extras were from different countries, and didn't all speak the same language, making it difficult for them to communicate with each other and Allen. With all of these problems, Allen swore he'd never film outside of the US ever again.

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* TroubledProduction: The film was shot in France and Hungary, and production was beset by bad weather, food poisoning, spoiled negatives, and physical injuries. Furthermore, the crews and extras were from different countries, and didn't all speak the same language, making it difficult for them to communicate with each other and Allen. With all of these problems, Allen swore he'd never film outside of the US ever again. (That ended with ''Film/MatchPoint''.)

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In West Germany, the film became ''Die letzte Nacht des Boris Gruschenko'' ("The Last Night of Boris Grushenko").

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* StudioHop: The film began development at Fox and was intended to be their one of their big Christmas 1974 releases. Eventually, it went into turnaround to Creator/UnitedArtists due to their relationship with Creator/WoodyAllen. Allen wouldn't make a film for Fox until ''Film/MelindaAndMelinda''.


* TroubledProduction: The film was shot in France and Hungary, and production was beset by bad weather, food poisoning, spoiled negatives, and physical injuries. Furthermore, the crews and extras were from different countries, and didn't all speak the same language, making it difficult for them to communicate with each other and Allen. With all of these problems, Allen swore he'd never film outside of the US ever again.

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* TroubledProduction: The film was shot in France and Hungary, and production was beset by bad weather, food poisoning, spoiled negatives, and physical injuries. Furthermore, the crews and extras were from different countries, and didn't all speak the same language, making it difficult for them to communicate with each other and Allen. With all of these problems, Allen swore he'd never film outside of the US ever again.again.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The soundtrack was originally scored with the music of Music/IgorStravinsky, but Creator/WoodyAllen thought it made the scenes "unfunny". He discovered Music/SergeiProkofiev's lighthearted music worked far better.

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* TroubledProduction: The film was shot in France and Hungary, and production was beset by bad weather, food poisoning, spoiled negatives, and physical injuries. Furthermore, the crews and extras were from different countries, and didn't all speak the same language, making it difficult for them to communicate with each other and Allen. With all of these problems, Allen swore he'd never film outside of the US ever again.

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