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      35 Shots of Rum

      2008, Drama, 1h 40m

      68 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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

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      Movie Info

      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.

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: French (Canada)

      • Director: Claire Denis

      • Producer: Bruno Pèsery

      • Writer: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $177.5K

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      • Distributor: Cinema Guild

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      • 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

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      • 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.

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      • 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.

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      • Oct 29, 2009

        while it's lovely, it's the least impressive denis film i've seen yet

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