- Fake Nationality: Englishman Nicholas Pickard portrays Mio/Bosse and Welshman Christian Bale portrays Jum-Jum/Benke.
- International Coproduction: The film was produced by Nordisk Tonefilm International in Sweden and Gorky Film Studio in Russia. The Swedish Film Institute, Norway Film Development, and Sovinfilm were also involved in the film.
- Troubled Production: Averted. The only thing that went wrong during production was the Chernobyl disaster, which occurred while filming took place in Crimea, Ukraine. It had to be delayed for a month.
- What Could Have Been: Director Vladimir Grammatikov originally envisioned that the main cast would be played by Soviet-based actors. However, after numerous failed auditions, Grammatikov decided to travel to London to cast the characters.
Trivia / The Land Of Far Away