This Must Be the Place

This Must Be The Place

  • Paulo Sorrentino
  • 112 mins

Paulo Sorrentino follows up 2009’s Il Divo with a quirky and often hilarious English language film starring Sean Penn as Cheyenne, an aging rock star clinging onto the remnants of his wild past. When Cheyenne finds out that his father is dying back home in America, he sets off across the sea from his Irish home and is reunited with his observant Jewish family. This first leg of his journey begins an unusual chain of events that see him embarking on a road trip to find the concentration camp Nazi who targeted his father as a young man. Featuring music by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.

Podcast Review

Want to know if This Must Be The Place is for you? Listen to our review of the film in the April Cornerhouse Podcast here.

More Info

Cast: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson, Kerry Condon
Country: Italy, France, Ireland
Year: 2011

Last shown

Last shown at Cornerhouse on Thu 3rd May 2012

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Beautifully shot, restrained performances and a rambling road-movie structure. Often bewildering, but ultimately life affirming. Just. Go and see it.


Such an interesting film, full of lovely chuckles and very well shot. Personally I think it’s one of Sean Penn’s best characters. Not a film to miss if your a fan of Jewish humour and unusal plotlines :)


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