This Must Be The Place

  • Cheyenne - This Must Be The Place (German title)
Feature Film | 2010-2011 | Drama, Thriller, Whodunit | USA

Brief synopsis

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 Lange - 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 Lange, Cheyenne must finally decide if it is redemption he seeks ...


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Sean PennCheyenne [L]Tobias Meister
Frances McDormandJane [L]Traudel Haas
Judd HirschMordecai Midler [L]Erich Ludwig
Eve HewsonMary [L]Anne Helm
Harry Dean StantonRobert Plath [SR]Friedrich G. Beckhaus
David ByrneHimself [SR]Uwe Büschken
Madge LevinsonJackie [SR]Luise Lunow
Heinz LievenAloise Lange [SR]


costume designerKaren Patch
directorPaolo Sorrentino
AD Runner / Set-PAAnna Harrisson
trainee Assistant DirectorJonathan Quinlan
trainee Assistant DirectorSonja Otto
editorCristiano Travaglioli
composerDavid Byrne
composerWill Oldham
production designerStefania Cella
screenwriterUmberto Contarello
screenwriterPaolo Sorrentino

Production companies

Indigo Films [us]


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 10.11.2011