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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.

Director:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Fassbender ... Brandon
Lucy Walters ... Woman on Subway Train
Mari-Ange Ramirez Mari-Ange Ramirez ... Alexa
James Badge Dale ... David
Nicole Beharie ... Marianne
Alex Manette ... Steven
Hannah Ware ... Samantha
Elizabeth Masucci ... Elizabeth
Rachel Farrar ... Rachel
Loren Omer Loren Omer ... Loren
Carey Mulligan ... Sissy
Lauren Tyrrell Lauren Tyrrell ... Hostess
Marta Milans ... Cocktail Waitress
Jake Siciliano ... Skype Son
Robert Montano ... 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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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Shame See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

When Brandon is on the subway looking at the woman we see Fulton behind him on the wall of the subway tunnel. The train moves and a few minutes have passed. Next, when the woman exists the train and he follows her, we see that they are again at Fulton station. See more »

Quotes

Brandon Sullivan: Smell it.
Muscular Boyfriend: [sniffs] Yo!
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Crazy Credits

No opening credits apart from the movie's title. See more »

Connections

Featured in Moraalridders: Episode #3.15 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Becoming even more of a Fassbender Fan
25 December 2011 | by beatlefan842000See 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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