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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:
... Cheyenne
... Mary's Mother
... Mary
... Steven
... Desmond
Danielle O'Brien ... Supermarket Girl #1
Margaret O'Reilly ... Supermarket Girl #2
... Jane
Mairin O'Donovan ... Old Lady in Bank
... Jeffrey
... Old Man in Cemetary
Master Deng ... Chinese Tai Chi Teacher
Jane Myers ... Jeffrey's Girlfriend
Heather Fedyk ... Elevator Woman #1
Iris Frank ... Elevator Woman #2
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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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Never for money Always for love See more »

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

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Budget:

€25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,449,721 (Italy), 16 October 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,754, 4 November 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$142,242, 16 December 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,790,979, 20 December 2012
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The organ-like instrument that David Byrne plays for Cheyenne is a variation of Byrne's "house organ." Byrne created the organ in 2008 as part of an art installation project in New York City. Instead of playing musical notes, each key on the organ transmits a signal through a wire, which in turn "plays" the building: for example, motors vibrating a set of metal girders, hoses blowing air through the building's water pipes, or metal rods striking the radiator. See more »

Quotes

Mary's Mother: You never took up smoking because you remained a child. Children are the only ones that never get the urge to smoke.
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Features Jamie at Home (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Lord I'm Coming
Written by Gavin Friday (as G. Friday) and Herbie Macken (as H. Macken)
Performed by Gavin Friday
Taken from the album 'catholic' released by Rubyworks Records
Produced and mixed by Ken Thomas
Recorded by Jolyon Vaughan Thomas
Engineered by Jolyon Vaughan Thomas and Herbie Macken
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fascinating and clever
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I really adore this film. I think I saw it 5 times in various cinemas. It is a film about many things, like growing up, leaving the past behind, how parents can scar their children for life and of course about the Holocaust. It is also a sort of a road movie. The topic of the Holocaust is presented in a smart, sophisticated and almost delicate way like I have never seen before. Despite that or maybe because if the delicate approach it is no less effective in recalling the Holocaust than let's say "The Schindler's list". But very different, of course. The film is very well directed and I like the soundtrack as well. The film has a strange, hypnotic flow and rhythm to it, despite being slow in some parts. It can be funny too. The acting is excellent, especially by Penn but not only. Highly recommended.


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