35 Rhums (2008)

This is what I love about European dramas (the not shocking ones) - ordinary people facing ordinary struggle in ordinary time. This French film focuses on an immigrant transit train conductor and the people in his life. Rather than focusing on racial tensions that are commonplace in Paris, it relies on his humanity and the dynamics of his relationships - particularly with his daughter.

Punctuated at times with tragedy and selfishness, the film is more of a celebration of life, the great reasons to raise your 35 Shots of Rum.

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