- Author Existence Failure: And how. Irène Némirovsky never got to finish the novel she started in 1941, because in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz, since she was Jewish. This very novel wouldn't even see the light, if it hadn't been saved in a suitcase which was kept by Némirovsky's daughters, who escaped death.
- Playing Against Type: While this is another of Tom Schilling's roles as a German military man serving the Third Reich during WWII, Schilling here plays a despicable Those Wacky Nazis type in contrast to his past roles in Before the Fall and Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter where he averted the All Germans Are Nazis.
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