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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 49 wins & 89 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Storyline

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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Drama

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

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13 January 2012 (UK)  »

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Deseos culpables  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$349,519, 4 December 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,000,304, 22 April 2012
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second feature length collaboration between actor Michael Fassbender and director Steve McQueen, the first being Hunger (2008). See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, the train that pulls into the 28th street station is the J train. However, in reality, the closest the J line comes to 28th street is Essex Street which is about 3 miles away from 28th. See more »

Quotes

David: Listen, one more thing. Your hard drive is filthy, all right. We got your computer back. I mean, it is, it is, dirty. I'm talking like hoes, sluts, anal, double anal, penetration, inter racial facial, man. Cream pie. I don't even know what that is. Do you think it was your intern?
Brandon Sullivan: On my hard drive?
David: Yeah, someone's fucking with your account, man. And we're blowing our wad in cash, you know? It takes a really really sick fuck to spend all day on that shit.
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Soundtracks

New York, New York
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Published by EMI United Partnership Ltd (c) 1977
Performed by Carey Mulligan
Piano played by Liz Caplan
Arranged and produced by Stephen Oremus
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Grim but great
24 March 2012 | by 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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