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burritoboy

Minor points: the setting of M is clearly one of the largest German cities. This is not a small town - the maps used by the detective bureau is that of a very large city. Also, only a major city would have a "ring" - the crime guild we see operating in the movie.

We shouldn't underestimate the police procedural aspect of M either. Otto Wernicke's character - using the same actor and name - reappears as a central figure in Lang's Testament of Dr. Mabuse. Since Lang's Dr. Mabuse the Gambler takes place in Berlin, we can safely conclude that all three movies take place in Berlin.

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