MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 18,097 this week

35 Shots of Rum (2008)
"35 rhums" (original title)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 2,659 users   Metascore: 92/100
Reviews: 19 user | 111 critic | 17 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (scenario)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 16 Jun 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 12 Apr 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "35 Shots of Rum" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 35 Shots of Rum (2008)

35 Shots of Rum (2008) on IMDb 7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 35 Shots of Rum.
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Denis revisits Africa, this time exploring a place rife with civil and racial conflict. A white French family outlawed in its home and attempting to save its coffee plantation connects with... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, Isaach De Bankolé
The Intruder (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Louis Trebor, a man nearing 70, lives alone with dogs in the forest near the French-Swiss border. He has heart problems, seeks a transplant, and then goes in search of a son sired years ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Yekaterina Golubeva
Chocolat (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet
Friday Night (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Having packed up her possessions to move in with her lover, Laure is more unsettled than she appears. Needing to get out and have a change of scenery, she jumps in her car to go to have ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Valérie Lemercier, Vincent Lindon, Hélène de Saint-Père
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Grégoire Colin, Alice Houri, Jacques Nolot
I Can't Sleep (1994)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille - a transvestite dancer. One of ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Yekaterina Golubeva, Richard Courcet, Vincent Dupont
Horror | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane''s mysterious and frequent visits to a medical... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle
Bastards (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille
Moolaadé (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Director: Ousmane Sembene
Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dah and Jocelyn come from Benin, Africa, to coach their rooster, "S'en fout la mort", for an illicit cock-fight in the basement of a restaurant.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Alex Descas, Solveig Dommartin
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.

Director: Zacharias Kunuk
Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq
Boom-Boom (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Claire Denis
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

18 February 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

35 Shots  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,464 (USA) (29 January 2010)

Gross:

$177,511 (USA) (4 June 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Soundtracks

Nightshift
Written by Walter Orange, Dennis Lambert and Franne Golde
Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Takes its time, but is ultimately involving
19 August 2010 | by (Boulder, CO) – See all my reviews

This movie opens with about ten minutes of watching commuter trains running around the Paris area. We get views from the inside as well as out. You begin to wonder what is going on, is this a film directed by some train obsessed person? But, no, the opening scenes set a mood and briefly introduce us to two of the main characters: Lionel, a train engineer, and Joséphine, his daughter. (Is it just a coincidence that Lionel's name is the same as the model train company's?)

After the opening scenes we see Lional and Joséphine in their small but comfortable apartment in the Paris suburbs. Details of their ordinary domestic life are presented at some length. Lional and Joséphine are so at ease with each other that you assume they are husband and wife, but then you are surprised to learn they are father and daughter. Finally we are introduced to the two other people in the apartment complex whose lives intertwine with Lionel and Josèpine: Gabrielle, a taxi driver who has had more than a casual interest in Lionel for many years, and Noé, a young, peripatetic bohemian who has interest in Joséphine. Following the shifting relationships among these four people is the substance of the movie.

Dramatic tensions are developed with quiet subtly. Those seeking histrionics will not find them here. The pivotal scene has no dialog. While dancing in a café to the Commodores "Nightshift" and Ralph Tamer's "Siboney," the entire emotional tone between the characters turns. What a beautiful scene.

What attracted me to this film was the gradual way we learn about the people and come to care about them. In contrast, however, compressed into the final scenes are surprising revelations.

If you like quiet, character-driven films, then you will probably like this. Otherwise, probably not.


10 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
torture? ratso-fitzgerald
Question regarding the soundtrack Al_X
US Distributor roco133
borrowed book g_trakl
Auteur or ordure? kjewitt
Loved it intrigued109
Discuss 35 Shots of Rum (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?