MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,486 this week

A Parting Shot (2007)
"Pas douce" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  30 May 2007 (France)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 163 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 10 critic

A rebellious teenager and a "border-line" young nurse will learn to tame each other and get a fresh start in life.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 142 titles
created 10 Sep 2011
 
a list of 5478 titles
created 03 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1174 titles
created 05 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 1691 titles
created 14 Mar 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 13 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "A Parting Shot" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Parting Shot (2007)

A Parting Shot (2007) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Parting Shot.
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Love Songs (2007)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris.

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme
Autoerotic (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Follow four interconnected Chicago couples as they explore the boundaries of self-pleasure and sexual exploration.

Directors: Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard
Stars: Amy Seimetz, Lane Hughes, Megan Mercier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Annette is a young French actress. During her stay in New York to promote her latest film, she meets up with Alex, an Armenian photographer and long time friend. As the week progresses, ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Ghost
Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Isild Le Besco, Karine Kocharian
Les brigands (2015)

Karl is finally getting out of gaol, but none of his family is there to meet him. Feeling betrayed, after sacrificing himself to protect their finances, he joins the gang of an old man planning a robbery.

Directors: Pol Cruchten, Frank Hoffmann
Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Maximilian Schell, Isild Le Besco
Enfances (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

an anthology film based on the childhoods of famous film directors.

Directors: Ismaël Ferroukhi, Corinne Garfin, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Maurice Antoni, Octave Arveiller, Grégoire Azouvy
Louise Wimmer (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Cyril Mennegun
Stars: Corinne Masiero, Jérôme Kircher, Anne Benoît
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Fred
Lio ...
Eugenia
Steven de Almeida ...
Marco
Yves Verhoeven ...
Miguel, le père de Marco / Marco's father
Michel Raskine ...
Le commissaire
Jocelyne Desverchère ...
Rita
Maxime Kathari ...
Jérémy
Sylvie Huguel ...
L'infirmière rousse
Philippe Vuilleumier ...
Le père de Fred
Christian Sinniger ...
L'ami du père
Caryl Minder ...
Garçon tir
Romina Tahami ...
La fille de Rita
Estelle Bealem ...
Renate
Bernard Nissile ...
Le Blessé Ivre
Christophe Sermet ...
André
Edit

Storyline

A rebellious teenager and a "border-line" young nurse will learn to tame each other and get a fresh start in life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

30 May 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Parting Shot  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Do you feel like hitting anybody today?
24 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Frederique is a sexy, bolshy and slightly dangerous young woman. I am annoyed with myself that I find her slightly attractive. There is a simmering sexuality. As if her hormones are on adrenalin. As if her desire, whatever it is, will brook no obstacle. As if it rules her life. Not the sort of woman to get involved with if you can help it, I think. It's like she has a permanently bad case of PMT.

She's a nurse. Planning to pack it all in a week from now. A patient has just died. Bl**dy nuisance. But I start to suspect that Frederique's aggressive exterior conceals a lot of emotional turbulence. Maybe pain. But not that she's likely to let anyone know. She believes in the tough exterior she's created for herself.

Frederique tries to relax after work. She's an expert shot with a rifle. Nice hobby. Carelessly leaves her gun on the back seat of a car sometimes though. She has an emotionally unsatisfying confrontation with her ex. Goes to a bar and gets p*ssed. Gets off with two men. Yes, both of them.

Now comes the bad bit. No, nothing to do with those two d*ckheads she's just bedded. They haven't even begun to slake the anger that's boiling over inside her for no particular reason. Out in the woods a couple of schoolchildren, early teens, are taunting each other. Why is Frederique there? We don't know yet, but she can't take her eyes off these boys. One of them has a catapult. He shoots a bird. Then he shoots his friend. Then Frederique shoots him.

Parting Shot is about dealing with anger, about finding epiphany, about forgiving others - and oneself. Frederique lies to the police and isn't discovered. But (possibly worse) the boy, his knee badly injured from the rifle shot, is in her ward. Her attempts to get him transferred fail. Slowly, the two of them form a strange bond. In helping him to deal with his pre-teen angst she is able to face her own anger, as well as the shock and self-reproach she suffers: the results of her unpremiditated action are sinking in.

Hospitalised and eventually opening up, when our catapult-wielding lad says he only wanted to hurt his pal "at the time", something clicks inside Frederique. But then he begins to suspect her.

The main problem with Parting Shot is believing in the character of Frederique. She hides many complex contradictions. Passionate but emotionally detached. Surface normal but deeply troubled. Is her isolation the result of modern day pressures we all feel to a degree? Once we can accept her, Parting Shot becomes a fascinating meditative study for anyone that has ever felt themselves in the grip of uncontrollable passion, rage, frustration. Or simply wanting to vent one's anger against the universe for no particular reason.

(Note to IMDb - it would be helpful to know what words you consider 'prohibited' - otherwise one has to make random guesses and just splatter a review like this with asterisks)


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Parting Shot (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?