Cannes 2011: First Clip from Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘This Must Be The Place’
A rather bizarre clip has been released of Sean Penn & Frances McDormand in This Must Be The Place. The film deals with a middle-aged wealthy rock star who becomes bored in his retirement and takes on the quest of finding his father’s tormentor, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the US. It’s one of two films starring Penn scheduled to premiere in Competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival (the other being Tree of Life of course). This Must Be the Place is helmed by Il divo director Paolo Sorrentino who also wrote the screenplay specifically with Sean Penn in mind, after meeting him at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where Penn headed the jury. The name of the rock star and his band in the movie is Cheyenne and the Fellows, inspired by Siouxsie and the Banshees, and the look of the character was inspired by Robert Smith of The Cure. The original music for the film was written by David Byrne of Talking Heads, and yes the title of the film is a tribute to the Talking Heads song “This Must Be the Place. Watch the creepy clip below.
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