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Tai Chi in the movie “This Must Be The Place”

The movie “This Must Be The Place” is about Cheyenne (Sean Penn), a wealthy former glam rock star who embarks on a quest from his retirement in Ireland to find the ex-Nazi war criminal hiding out in the U.S, who had persecuted his father during World War 2. After learning that his father is close to death, Cheyenne travels to New York, hoping to reconcile with him, only to arrive too late.

There is a scene around 16 1/2 minutes into the movie which features Cheyenne’s wife, Jane (Frances McDormand), practising Tai Chi in the garden, while he watches from a window in the house. The Tai Chi teacher was played by Master Deng Er Li, who taught Yang style Tai Chi Chuan in Dublin, Ireland.

This Must Be The Place – Exclusve Clip- Tai Chi from Trinity Film on Vimeo.

As a practitioner and enthusiast who loves all things Tai Chi, I always get excited when I see Tai Chi Chuan being featured in movies, TV shows, or commercials.

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you can click on the image below to see more about it!

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