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Evangeline Lilly's first feature film lead role (though The Hurt Locker (2008) premiered before this film, Afterwards was actually shot right before).
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Romain Duris' first English-speaking role. The actor relished the experience and felt that when he was in sync with his character his English was good.
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Composer Alexandre Desplat described his score as "action music that toys with your emotions".
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Guillaume Musso, the author of the source novel, has declared he liked the film, and praised it for its "poetic, mysterious and dramatic atmosphere", its "constant tension" and its "never-slowing pace".
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The script was actually not sent to John Malkovich but to his production company, with the hope that they could provide logistical assistance to the French crew. Malkovich however ended up reading the script, and was impressed.
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To find the deep meaning of his film, director/co-writer Gilles Bourdos was inspired by a quote from former French President François Mitterrand, which translates to "Beauty is in the moment, which is something we always find out too late".
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Gilles Bourdos was inspired to make a movie immediately upon reading Guillaume Musso's novel.
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Several of the crew had already worked with director/co-writer Gilles Bourdos on other films, such as co-writer Michel Spinosa, a collaborator of Bourdos' ever since the start of his career, and cinematographer Ping Bin Lee who served the same duties on A Sight for Sore Eyes (2003).
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