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Shame

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18 Certificate
Title
97 Mins
Released
2011
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Packshot of Shame
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
97 Mins
Released
2011

Directed by Steve McQueen. Brandon Sullivan (Michael Fassbender) is a handsome professional who works in the city. But he is hiding a dark secret. Brandon is addicted to sex and struggles to form emotional relationships. When his sister (Carey Mulligan) shows up at his apartment out of the blue she reminds him of their traumatic childhood. Brandon's world starts to fall apart and he finds himself caught in a cycle of meaningless sexual encounters. Nudity, sex and strong language throughout.

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You come in here and you're a weight on me. You're a burden.

Did you know?

  • This film is the second time director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender have worked together. The first was on the film Hunger.
  • Carey Mulligan, who plays Sissy Sullivan, reportedly begged Steve McQueen for her role in this film.
  • Abi Morgan, the co-writer of this film, also wrote The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep.
  • Michael Fassbender, who plays Brandon, also starred in X-Men: First Class and Haywire.

Awards

  • 2 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2011 Leading Actor - Michael Fassbender
    • 2011 Outstanding British Film - Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2012 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Michael Fassbender

Box Office

U.K.
£1.98 million
U.S.
$0.30 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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