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Shame (2011)

NC-17 | | Drama | 13 January 2012 (UK)
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A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay.

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Brandon is a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon's world spirals out of control. Shame examines the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us. Written by Momentum Pictures

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Rated NC-17 for some explicit sexual content | See all certifications »

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Deseos culpables  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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$349,519 (USA) (2 December 2011)

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$4,000,304 (USA) (20 April 2012)
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During the jogging scene, Brandon is seen waiting at a stop light and in the background is an advertisement for the TV series Army Wives (2007). Lucy Walters, who plays the woman on the subway train, also appears in Army Wives as Amy Sandberg. See more »

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Brandon is shown getting off an R train (which he had gotten on at 28th Street) at Fulton Street. But the R train doesn't go to Fulton Street. See more »

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Sissy Sullivan: We're not bad people. We just come from a bad place.
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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #9.1 (2012) See more »

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Let's Get Lost
Written by Jimmy McHugh and Frank Loesser
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Performed by Chet Baker
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
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Grim but great
24 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was not an easy film to watch and even less easy to reflect on. However, I thought it was a great film. Original and brave. The acting was totally convincing and the theme important and challenging. The repeated reminders of the hypocrisy of our society regarding sex and violence were clever and uncomfortable. I was very disappointed, but not surprised, that this film received no recognition at the awards ceremony. Normally, "sex, sells" is written on the heart of all promoters. But not in this case, as it is not at all titillating. A genuinely adult film (not the usual meaning). Fine performances from Michael Fassbinder and Carry Mulligan.


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