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This Must be the Place trailer

ThisMustBethePlace.jpgFor a film that boasts a story about an aging rock star who discovers his father was in a concentration camp and spent the rest of his life searching for the Nazi war criminal who tormented and tortured his father and murdered many others, and who now takes up the mantle of searching for the same man, I thought we would be seeing something much more insightful and meaningful than this trailer suggests.

The trailer for This Must be the Place seems light hearted and whimsical, and looks more to the mental state of the musician who seems addled by his years of fame and perhaps somewhat disengaged from the rest of the world.

I feel that this film could have so much to offer and actually it's delivering something else with a little dash of the bigger, far more important story in the background.

There are some good images in the trailer, and of course we have Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Harry Dean Stanton, Shea Whigham and Judd Hirsch all in front of the camera for Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino's first English language film.

Here's an extended blurb for This Must be the Place:

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 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.

The trailer is below through First Showing and you can decide for yourself what you think of it.

Hopefully it's the trailer that's overly light and the film puts more weight on the discovery of what happened to the star's father and the realisation of the man who knows nothing of what happened in those terrible times, and yes, there are such people.



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