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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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Samantha
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Rachel
Loren Omer ...
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Skype Son
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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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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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(DeLuxe)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first time Michael Fassbender saw the film was with his father Josef. Both were relieved that his mother Adele could not make the screening. See more »

Goofs

When Brandon goes into the office he has unbuttoned the top buttons of his shirt and he clearly wears nothing underneath it. When he heads to the bathroom and he is filmed from the top of his head you can see the collar of a t-shirt underneath his shirt. The V-neck is also there when he is back home at his apartment. See more »

Quotes

Brandon Sullivan: I'll fucking kill you!
Sissy Sullivan: What the... What the fuck?
Brandon Sullivan: Jesus Christ Sissy.
Sissy Sullivan: Brandon. Don't you fucking knock?
Brandon Sullivan: What the fuck. Why would I knock? I live here.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) 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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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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