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The site of the bridge, in which the tale "The Strongest" was filmed, is actually the 60th kilometer on the route between Cafayate and Salta, as the character in the tale mentions. This place has become a kind of a tourist attraction nowadays, as can be seen in Google Street View at coordinates (-25.730669,-65.6967926).
This is the seventh film from Argentina to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and the third in a row with Ricardo Darín as a leading star (after Son of the Bride (2001) and The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)).
During the credits at the beginning, each main actor of each tale is identified with a wild animal. In the director's case, it is a fox. Szifrón said that this was because his father had liked foxes a lot, and had used to watch lots of documentaries about them. He also felt identified with that picture, more specifically with the fox's gaze, as the job of a director is in the gaze.
The film's original screenplay is 84 pages long and some of the six tales are featured in different order. It also includes a seventh tale, pretty much shorter than the other ones, called Bonus Track.
Damián Szifrón, the writer and director of the film, wrote most of the tales in his bathtub. He actually said: " The bath is a great place". He even lit some candles and poured himself a drink.
Official submission of Argentina to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015.
Shot in 8 weeks.
Selected by Time as one of the best films of 2014.
The cake shop that Simon visits has displayed the wedding cake of the final couple.
In the sequence where "Bombita" prepares the attack, the background music is the one that was used in the program "La salud de nuestos hijos" ("The health of our children") hosted by Mario Socolinsky. The song is called "Aire Libre" performed by Lucien Belmond / composed by Drafi Deutscher and Günter Beyer (1973).


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the story "Pasternak", when the model first mentions the name Gabriel Pasternak, this character is actually seen coming through the curtain in the back of the plane, carrying the coffee. He walks past the model and the music critic during the scene, and then enters the cockpit. His character was fully revealed later in the scene by the flight attendant.
In the story "Pasternak", the passenger who is sleeping in the same row as the music critic never wakes up during the entire flight.

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