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35 Shots of Rum (2008)

35 rhums (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 18 February 2009 (France)
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The relationship between a father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man.

Director:

Claire Denis

Writers:

Claire Denis (scenario), Jean-Pol Fargeau (scenario)
2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Descas ... Lionel
Mati Diop Mati Diop ... Joséphine
Nicole Dogué ... Gabrielle
Grégoire Colin ... Noé
Julieth Mars Toussaint Julieth Mars Toussaint ... René
Adèle Ado Adèle Ado ... La patronne du bar
Jean-Christophe Folly ... Ruben
Ingrid Caven ... La tante allemande
Mario Canonge Mario Canonge ... Le collègue
Stéphane Pocrain Stéphane Pocrain ... Le prof
Mary Pie Mary Pie ... Lina
Eriq Ebouaney ... Blanchard
Malaïka Marie-Jeanne Malaïka Marie-Jeanne
Jean-Luc Joseph Jean-Luc Joseph
Giscard Bouchotte Giscard Bouchotte
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Storyline

The relationship between a father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Wild Bunch [France]

Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

18 February 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

35 Shots of Rum See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,464, 29 January 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$177,511, 6 June 2010
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Lionel was written for Alex Descas. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Malá prazská víla (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Nightshift
Written by Walter Orange, Dennis Lambert and Franne Golde
Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Records
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35 Shots of Rum
12 January 2012 | by MartinTellerSee all my reviews

I liked everything about this movie. I liked spending time with these characters, and the performances were spot on. I liked the moody aesthetic of the film, the music (I haven't heard "Nightshift" in YEARS!) and the cinematography fit beautifully. I liked how the relationships between the personalities gradually unfolded and revealed themselves. But the operative word here is "like." Although I can't find anything to criticize, I can't find anything that deserves exceptional praise either. It's a thoughtful movie, it's a nice movie... it's a good, solid understated drama. It just wasn't anything more than that. I often wondered if there was some subtext I wasn't picking up on, which is highly possible. For whatever reason, although I enjoyed it, it didn't leave much of an impression.


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