• 35 Shots of Rum (2009)

35 Shots of Rum

Release Date: September 16th, 2009

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

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: Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogue, Grégoire Colin, Jean-Christophe Folly, Djédjé Apali, Eriq Ebouaney, Ingrid Caven

Director: Claire Denis

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Father, Love, Touching, Bar, Daughter, Marriage, 2000s, Death, Emotional, Growing up, Transformation, Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    35 Shots of Rum is visual poetry, but poetry that examines the human condition with insight and illumination. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    You can live in a movie like this. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Claire Denis, not always an easy director, is in top form here directing an almost all-black cast with grace and delicacy. For the happy few, this is French art house cinema at its unpretentious best. show more

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