This Must Be the Place

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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)

Paolo Sorrentino

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


Sean Penn


Frances McDormand


Judd Hirsch

Mordecai Midler

Eve Hewson


Kerry Condon


Harry Dean Stanton

Robert Plath

Joyce Van Patten

Dorothy Shore

David Byrne


Olwen Fouere

Mary's Mother

(as Olwen Fouéré)

Shea Whigham

Ernie Ray

Liron Levo


Simon Delaney


Heinz Lieven

Aloise Lange

Seth Adkins


Peter Carey

Saks Clerk

Never for money Always for love

Release Date: March 2012

Filming Locations: Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: €25,000,000


Opening Weekend: €1,449,721
(16 October 2011)
(332 Screens)

Gross: €4,527,548
(30 October 2011)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


'This Must Be the Place' was originally the title for 'Sam Mendes' summer comedy
Away We Go.

User Review

2011 Best!

Rating: 10/10

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