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35 Shots of Rum
8.0
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2,473 Ratings

35 SHOTS OF RUM

35 rhums

Directed by Claire Denis
France, Germany, 2008
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Lionel is a train driver on Paris’ rapid-transit rail network. He has raised his daughter, Joséphine, alone since she was a little girl. The two are used to living alone, dependent solely on one another. But their relationship begins to change when a neighbor makes his feelings for Joséphine known.

Synopsis

Lionel is a train driver on Paris’ rapid-transit rail network. He has raised his daughter, Joséphine, alone since she was a little girl. The two are used to living alone, dependent solely on one another. But their relationship begins to change when a neighbor makes his feelings for Joséphine known.

Our take

Beloved arthouse director Claire Denis brings her sensual, tender touch to this very contemporary version of Ozu’s classic masterpiece on familial bonds and the transience of life, Late Spring. Unforgettably shot by the great Agnès Godard and beautifully scored by the Tindersticks.