DVD: This Must Be the Place (15)


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There might be a decent comedy to be made about an absurd, middle-aged goth star tracking down a Nazi, but Paolo Sorrentino's tedious, unfunny film isn't it.

A dead-eyed Sean Penn (below) plays Cheyenne, a whining Robert Smith lookalike who is living out a peculiar retirement in Dublin, full or colourful/colourless characters, until he unearths a family tragedy and becomes determined to track down the SS officer who tormented his father at Auschwitz. As The Cure once pointed out "It amounts to the same/ Absolutely nothing".