Revealing mistake: In the very first scene, which takes place in a Moroccan sheepherder's meadow, the camera makes some gentle panning motion. The mountains in the distance can be seen noticeably moving not quite in sync with the foreground. The foreground is actually in Texas (according to the director's commentary), and the mountains were added in post production.

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