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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

Michael Fassbender was the first and only choice to play the lead. See more »

Goofs

When Brandon is staring at Marianne through the office windows in close up she is on the phone in a sleeveless top. When the camera pulls away back to him staring she has a top with sleeves in. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Gimme Shelter (1970) See more »

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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Cold Sex
9 December 2011 | by littlemartinarocenaSee all my reviews

Michael Fassbender's commitment is overwhelming. He must trust his director, implicitly. Good for him. Very rarely we've been exposed to so much sex without an ounce of erotic flavors. Well, that was not the intention, clearly. This is a remarkably serious film about addiction.To make matters even darker I had seen Michael Fassbender as Jung only a few days before. What an actor! Now I feel I'm as familiar with his anatomy as Mrs. Fassbender must be. I must admit the film stayed with me because within its mathematical coldness there is a palpable element of horror. Was it me or Fassbender shows the face of death in one of the many sexual occasions? Chilling really. I will take my chances and recommend it, as long as you don't take your children - I guess you can't NC17 - or your grandparents.


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