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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2011: Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be the Place

I’m working with the fact that Sorrentino’s Il Divo was one of my, and Sean Penn’s highlights of the 2008 Cannes edition, but this quasi road-trip, revenge tale that borrows from the rapport of father-and-sons and works with the events of the Holocaust means this will surely fall flat or be a rather unique, welcome diversion.

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#77. This Must Be the Place

Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Writer(s): Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello
Producers: Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano and Andrea Occhipinti
Distributor: Relativity Media

The Gist: This is about a wealthy rock star (Penn) who becomes bored in his retirement and takes on the quest of finding his father’s executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.….(more)

Cast: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Harry Dean Stanton, Shea Whigham and Kerry Condon.

List Worthy Reasons…I’m working with the fact that Sorrentino’s Il Divo was one of my, and Sean Penn’s highlights of the 2008 Cannes edition, but this quasi road-trip, revenge tale that borrows from the rapport of father-and-sons and works with the events of the Holocaust means this will surely fall flat or be a rather unique, welcome diversion.

Release Date/Status?: Having preemed his last film in Cannes and with Sean Penn on board, I imagine this is hitting the Croisette in May.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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