Hint (for those of you who are stuck):

Il faut regarder plus attentivement.

In this question, I have given a total of 5 hints (or even more).

Once you have the answer, please include how these hints worked.

  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately my French is pretty bad. So if it's wrong, I'd appreciate it if someone could help me correct it $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Mar 22 '16 at 23:24
  • $\begingroup$ To clarify about the French, it is meant to translate to "It is necessary to look closer" $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Mar 23 '16 at 10:17
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    $\begingroup$ In addition - whoever made the edit please do NOT without permission. I know what I'm doing, thank you very much. $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Mar 23 '16 at 10:18
  • $\begingroup$ Is there a clue in the image itself beyond just the text? If so, this should probably have the steganography tag. $\endgroup$
    – DylanSp
    Mar 23 '16 at 12:07
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not really willing to disclose any specific details, but I shall say that analysis of the image (using some program/whtver) will most probably not help very much. $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Mar 23 '16 at 21:32

This place is

the city Ypres in Belgium (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ypres)


A scene of death a century ago,

Ypres Salient (the area around city Ypres) was the scene of some of the biggest battles in the first world war

and also Ieper elsewhere

The Flemish name of Ypres is Ieper (https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ieper)
The language tag hints at Dutch name versus French name

Il faut regarder plus attentivement.

It is easy to misread Ieper (starting with capital-I) for leper (starting with little-ell).

  • $\begingroup$ Very nice! See if you can explain the other clues I hid in the question too. $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Mar 24 '16 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ Dang, I can't believe I didn't see you'd posted this already :( so are you saying there are at least two more hints in the question? $\endgroup$ Mar 24 '16 at 16:08
  • $\begingroup$ Actually, only one of my 5 hints have been explained so far which is "Il fat regarded plus attentivement" (The literal meaning of the hint I gave) $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Mar 24 '16 at 16:09
  • $\begingroup$ Also, as has been mentioned elsewhere, the language of this hint is another hint. (French speaking country) $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Mar 24 '16 at 16:10
  • $\begingroup$ I'll accept Gamow's answer once all of the hints have been explained (whether by Gamow or anyone else). If anyone else spots some of them, then feel free to post in a separate answer, as spotting these hints was part of the puzzle. $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Mar 24 '16 at 16:13

I would say this is

The Prestige

(/!\ spoiler)

"A scene of death" :

The magician (Alfred Borden / Christian Bale) dies on scene during his magic trick.

"a century ago" :

The movie took place a century ago.

"Where am I" in the title

the magician does an great magic trick called 'The Transported Man' where he disappears on scene.

The hint :

The movie starts by "Are you watching carefully" and the sentence in french can be translated by "You need to watch more carefully". (why use french here ?)

I still can't explain the "leper" part.

edit : May be because Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) has lost two fingers ?

  • $\begingroup$ Sorry - but no :) Nice try $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Mar 23 '16 at 10:16
  • $\begingroup$ I've clarified about the french in order to prevent confusion with translation $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Mar 23 '16 at 10:18

I believe this refers to

Verdun, site of a major battle in 1916 the site of a leper house in the 7th century. My guess is that the hint is in French because Verdun is located in France.

  • $\begingroup$ I'm sorry, but that's not the answer. Nice one spotting that the location may be in France due to the language of the hint. However, I will say that there is another reason for the choice of language, and though French is not necessarily the language spoken in that place, it is one of the languages of the country the place is in. $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Mar 23 '16 at 21:36

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