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  • Banned in China: The movie is banned in France nearly 7 years after its release, despite being co-produced by Canal + (a French Company) and premiering at Cannes.
  • California Doubling: The beautiful countryside and woodland of North Rhine-Westphalia (specifically, those around Cologne, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis and Wuppertal) stand in for the Pacific Northwest.
  • Completely Different Title: Became Satan's Passions and Desires in Taiwan.
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  • Creator Breakdown: Trier was suffering from depression when making the film, which was intended to be a coping mechanism.
  • What Could Have Been: Originally the film was going to have a Twist Ending where it was revealed that Satan rather than God had created the universe 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.
    • Eva Green originally was approached for the role of She. However Green's agency rejected that role and it went to Gainsbourg instead.
    • Viggo Mortensen was considered for He.
    • A video game spin off was going to be made, but was cancelled when Zentropa's Video Game division went out of business.

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