This must be the place

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This must be the place

This must be the place

This must be the place

original title:

This must be the place

directed by:


Sean Penn, Eve Hewson, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch, Liron Levo, Heinz Lieven, Kerry Condon, Olwen Fouere, Simon Delaney, Joyce Van Patten


set design:

costume design:


David Byrne, Will Oldham


Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano, Andrea Occhipinti, Michèle & Laurent Petin, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe


Indigo Film, Lucky Red, Medusa Film, France 2 Cinéma, ARP Sélection, Element Films






film run:



35mm - colour

release date:


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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 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.