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This Must Be the Place (2011)

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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)
Danielle O'Brien ...
Supermarket Girl #1
Margaret O'Reilly ...
Supermarket Girl #2
Mairin O'Donovan ...
Old Lady in Bank
Old Man in Cemetary
Master Deng ...
Chinese Tai Chi Teacher
Jane Myers ...
Jeffrey's Girlfriend
Heather Fedyk ...
Elevator Woman #1
Elevator Woman #2


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A former rock star is hunting down a Nazi criminal...This could be his greatest hit. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


€25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


'This Must Be the Place' was originally the title for Sam Mendes summer comedy Away We Go (2009). See more »


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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Its about time!
14 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It took quite a while until this movie comes to the US, I do not know why it took so long, yet I hope it gets the response it deserves (I saw it in Europe months ago already).

Sean Penn is just amazing and the whole movie is something you don't see much in US cinemas. Its so different that there is almost no comparison. Of course it will be a big hit within the Gothic scene, but also the regular movie fan should give it a try. Its very slow paced road trip, but Penn carries that overwhelmingly with his outstanding performance of the character, who reminds of course of Robert Smith, but in a superb way. The story is very simple and so I leave that totally out, since it would spoil it right away.

My favorite scene is when he visits the show from David Bryne playing "This must be the place", keep it in mind and enjoy the show! Its certainly an experience for real movie fans!

(That it won't be a huge box office hit, most likely, should not hold anybody back who wants to see a good movie!)

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