• Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

“Shame” is a 2011 drama film directed by and starring and . The film follows the story of Brandon Sullivan, a successful executive in New York City who is struggling with a sex addiction.

The movie delves into the darker aspects of Brandon's addiction and his inability to form meaningful connections with others, including his sister Sissy, who unexpectedly comes to stay with him. The film explores themes of addiction, loneliness, and the search for human connection.

“Shame” received critical acclaim for its bold and unflinching portrayal of addiction and sexuality. The performances by the cast are outstanding, with Fassbender delivering a powerful and haunting performance as Brandon, and Mulligan bringing depth and vulnerability to her role as Sissy.

The film's direction and cinematography are also noteworthy, with McQueen's trademark long takes and muted color palette contributing to the film's somber and melancholic atmosphere.

Overall, “Shame” is a challenging and thought-provoking film that offers a raw and unvarnished portrayal of addiction and its consequences. It is a must-watch for those interested in exploring the complexities of human behavior and relationships. However, the film contains explicit sexual content and nudity, and is not suitable for all audiences.

Directed by ,
Written by
Abi Morgan
Produced by Iain Canning
Emile Sherman
Starring , ,
Cinematography Sean Bobbitt
Edited by Joe Walker
Music by Harry Escott
Film4 UK Film Council Alliance Films Lipsync Productions HanWay Films See-Saw Films
Distributed by Momentum Pictures
Release dates 4 September 2011 (Venice) 13 January 2012 (United Kingdom)
Running time 101 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $6.5 million
Box office $20.4 million

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