Life Is Elsewhere Setting & Symbolism

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The Sunny Park in Prague, the Boulder

The Sunny Park in Prague, behind the boulder, is where Maman believes she conceived Jaromil. Maman drags Jaromil and the filmmaker girl back to this site, to have Jaromil recite his poetry for a movie. When Maman drags Jaromil back to this location for the film, in a sense this symbolizes Maman's ongoing control over Jaromil.

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is a bridge over the Moldau River in Prague. From the end of this bridge, Xavier can see into a house by the bridge and jumps into the house of a woman.

The Villa

Before the war, Jaromil lives in a villa with his grandfather and grandmother, his mother and his father. It is actually owned by the grandfather, who is Jaromil's mother's father. After the war, Jaromil and Maman have to give the first floor and a room upstairs first...

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