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

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

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€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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Robert Smith (lead vocalist for the Cure) was an inspiration for the character of Cheyenne. See more »

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Aloise Lange: Your father tried to kill me for years. In the winter, '43, during the roll-call he did something wrong. I don't remember what, however, but I threatened that the German shepherd would tear him to pieces. The dog growled at him. He was so scared, he peed in his pants and I burst out laughing. That's what happened. That was his humiliation. Compared to the horrors of Auschwitz, it was nothing. But your father never forgot it. He used to write me letters. He would say words, most atrocious words,...
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Charmaine
Written by Lew Pollack (as L. Pollack) and Erno Rapee (as E. Rapee)
Performed by Mantovani Orchestra and Chorus (as Mantovani & His Orchestra)
(c) 1926 EMI Miller Catalogue Inc. / Keith Prowse Music Ltd / Lew Pollack Music / Rapee Music
Published in Italy by EMI Music Publishing Italia S.r.l. / Sugarmusic S.p.A.
(p) 1957 Decca Music Group Limited
Courtesy of Universal Music Italia S.r.l.
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The fascination of slowness
3 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

This must be the slowest movie I've ever seen, and I was completely fascinated: slowly moving things on screen, a slowly moving camera, a main character who walks and talks slowly, and last but not least, a slowly developing story. In a time when everything has to go faster and faster, this film just takes its time.

Cheyenne as a character could have been created by Tim Burton: a weird, lovable outsider who doesn't seem to belong to this world.

About Sean Penn's mumbling: English is not my first language, but I didn't think it was that bad. For me, it wasn't harder to understand Cheyenne than any of the other characters.


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