THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

By Paolo SORRENTINO

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Drama - Completed 2010

Cheyenne, a wealthy former rock star embarks on a life altering journey across the heartland of America to find his father's persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal now hiding out in the US.

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Festival de Cannes 2011
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    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY, FRANCE, IRELAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Paolo SORRENTINO
    • Writer(s)
    • Paolo SORRENTINO, Umberto CONTARELLO
    • EIDR 10.5240/E36B-1189-DF29-E529-813D-A
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicola GIULIANO, Andrea OCCHIPINTI, Francesca CIMA
    • Synopsis
    • Cheyenne, a
      wealthy former rock star (
      Sean 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 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 ....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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