This Must Be the PlaceMarch 1, 2012
A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 6.9/10 (2,749 voted)
Stars: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch
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 Muller – 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 Muller, Cheyenne must finally decide if it is redemption he seeks …
Writers: Umberto Contarello, Paolo Sorrentino
Harry Dean Stanton
Joyce Van Patten
(as Olwen Fouéré)
Never for money Always for love
Release Date: March 2012
Filming Locations: Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: €1,449,721
(16 October 2011)
(30 October 2011)
Did You Know?
'This Must Be the Place' was originally the title for 'Sam Mendes' summer comedy
Away We Go.
I can't lie, i was expecting a "normal" movie by an Italian director,
like Muccino's movies- not great, a little weak here and there and
kinda boring-! "This Must Be the Place" instead is a great flick,
probably the best movie of 2011, great story, amazing acting, a
photography that leave you speechless. It's a must see. Plus it make
you smile, it's ironic, Sean Penn has fun with his character, he plays
with it, his moves and his voice are always perfect, it good to see an
actor in such a great shape. This is one of those pictures that remind
you why going to the movie is such an amazing thing to do!
Ciao ciao, Alberto