Delon and Schneider had been partners from 1958 to 1963, and it was he who presented her posthumous Honorary César in 2008. Delon ended their romance by sending her a note Je regrette. It was during the making of this film that the dead body of Delon's former bodyguard, Stephan Markovic, was discovered on 22 September 1968, resulting in the Markovic Affair.