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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 overview, first billed only:
... Brandon
... Woman on Subway Train
Mari-Ange Ramirez ... Alexa
... David
... Marianne
... Steven
... Samantha
... Elizabeth
... Rachel
Loren Omer ... Loren
... Sissy
Lauren Tyrrell ... Hostess
... Cocktail Waitress
... Skype Son
... Waiter
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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In a review of this film in Art of Psychiatry, psychiatrist Dr. Abby Seltzer diagnosed Sissy as suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. 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: He was crying. He was crying. There were tears coming down his face. I saw it. You made a grown man cry.
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No opening credits apart from the movie's title. See more »

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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Aria from the Goldberg Variations
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Glenn Gould
Courtesy of Sony Masterworks and the Glenn Gould Estate
Licensed by Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd
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Becoming even more of a Fassbender Fan
25 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

This film instantly drew me in. Fassbender's performance is complex and truly believable.I can honestly say that if you are not haunted by the torment of both Michael Fassbender's and Carey Mulligan's performance, then you are in denial. The pain is apparent, the intrigue of what happened to these siblings is staring you in the face throughout the film. The role's Fassbender has chosen lately have made me an ultimate fan! Another McQueen movie, HUNGER, also stars Fassbender as an Irishman in political protest against the corrupt government of the "80's. I tremendously enjoy watching him on the screen. Michael Fassbender relays raw emotion and true passion to create believable and relatable characters. Im looking forward to future projects.


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