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Where does the story take place?


Just wondering...

Kurt is a German name but Menliff is an Irish name...

So it may take place in Germany, or Switzerland, or in Ireland...

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On the DVD commentary track by Tim Lucas, he states that the movie's setting is left deliberately vague as to where or when it takes place exactly. Hence all the seemingly different sorts of cultures and nationalities within the film such as Lee's German name and Lavi's Russian name, Nevenka.

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