Completed - ENGLISH - Drama
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Paolo SORRENTINO, Umberto CONTARELLO
Sean PENN, Eve HEWSON, Frances MACDORMAND, Judd HIRSH
Andrea OCCHIPINTI, Nicola GIULIANO, Francesca CIMA
Cheyenne, a wealthy former rock star (Penn), now bored and listless 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 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
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 ....or revenge.
Starring two time Academy Award winner Sean Penn and marking the much-anticipated English-language debut of acclaimed director Paolo
Sorrentino, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE is a gripping examination of a man on the precipice of obsession.
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Cannes 2011 Competition