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This Must Be the Place (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  24 August 2011 (France)
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Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary's Mother (as Olwen Fouéré)
Mordecai Midler
Dorothy Shore
Liron Levo ...
Heinz Lieven ...
Aloise Lange
Danielle O'Brien ...
Supermarket Girl #1 (as Danielle O'Brian)


Cheyenne, a wealthy former rock star (Penn), now bored and jaded in his retirement embarks on a quest to find his father's persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal now hiding out in the U.S. Learning his father is close to death, he travels to New York in the hope of being reconciled with him during his final hours, only to arrive too late. Having been estranged for over 30 years, it is only now in death that he learns the true extent of his father's humiliation in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS Officer Aloise Lange - an event he is determined to avenge. So begins a life-altering journey across the heartland of America to track down and confront his father's nemesis. As his quest unfolds, Cheyenne is reawakened by the people he encounters and his journey is transformed into one of reconciliation and self discovery. As his date with destiny arrives and he tracks down Lange, Cheyenne must finally decide if it is redemption he seeks ....or revenge. Starring two time Academy Award winner ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 August 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Un lugar donde quedarse  »

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€25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,754 (USA) (2 November 2012)


$142,242 (USA) (14 December 2012)

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Mordecai Midler: You know about the Holocaust?
Cheyenne: In a general sort of way.
Mordecai Midler: And your father? Did you know your father?
Cheyenne: In a general sort of way.
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Written and Composed by Jon Thor Birgisson and Alex Somers
Performed by Jonsi & Alex
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This is What Film Making is All About
14 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three weeks ago I see the trailer for THIS MUST BE THE PLACE and thought "This looks like a pretty good film I have to see it" I was not disappointed THIS MUST BE THE PLACE was all I thought it was going to be and much more it was a stunning captivating film as a aging rock star Cheyenne (Sean Penn) in a Oscar worthy performance seeks revenge for the sadistic Nazi concentration camp guard that may still be alive who was especially hard on his just deceased father. Cheyenne is a unique interesting character that at times you feel both pity and anger toward at one point in the film he is speaking with a woman and her son where the woman says "Cheyenne once sang with Mick Jagger where he corrects her saying "Actually Mick Jagger once sang with Me" I cannot recommend this film enough go see it the ending is standing ovation worthy.

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