35 Shots of Rum

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This slow-moving French family drama is rich, complex, subtle and emotionally eloquent.

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Lionel (Alex Descas), a widower, has raised his daughter, Josephine (Mati Diop), on his own since she was young. The two are used to living alone, dependent solely on one another. But, now that Josephine is in college, Lionel is beginning to realize they cannot stay isolated forever. Lionel reluctantly accepts the fact that his daughter has grown up and will one day leave him, when their neighbor Noe (Grégoire Colin) makes his long-harbored feelings for Josephine known.

Cast & Crew

Mati Diop
Joséphine
Djédjé Apali
Martial
Ingrid Caven
La tante allemande
Stéphane Pocrain
Le prof
Claire Denis
Screenwriter
Bruno Pèsery
Producer
Tindersticks
Original Music
Agnès Godard
Cinematographer
Guy Lecorne
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Critic Reviews for 35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum)

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Audience Reviews for 35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum)

  • Jan 01, 2011
    a story of father and daughter, living in a apartment complex and there close relationship living alone and there friends around them, a interesting story which while not to exiting at times does have some interesting moments of drama, and some warm performances to watch throughout
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Feb 26, 2010
    It's quite pleasant once in a while to see a French modern day drama where the main characters don't jabber on endlessly about their thoughts and feelings. It's also quite refreshing to see a nearly all-black cast without making a big deal of it one way or another. Here the dynamics of a super-close father and daughter plus their would-be partners is all shown thrown through the mundane habils of everyday life, and intimacies and glances rather than histrionics. Not a whole heap happens, which might be disappointing to some, but if you're more interested in character than action, then there's much to enjoy in this story of an extended family's unwanted but inevitable change.
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2010
    Daughter loves father dearly , repeat to close. Now I'm no slouch with plots but I struggled to work out who was who in the supporting cast and how they were interrelated. Such willful obfuscation may be intended but it ruined things for me.
    Gordon A Super Reviewer
  • Oct 29, 2009
    while it's lovely, it's the least impressive denis film i've seen yet
    Stella D Super Reviewer

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