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Shame

Cast

Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie View All


Crew

Abi Morgan (Screenplay), Steve McQueen (Director), Steve McQueen (Writer) View All

Released: Dec. 2nd, 2011
Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life spirals out of control.
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MovieMeditation
So when his mind is presented with love instead of pure and utter lust, his body has nothing familiar to go on, and like his erection, his addiction leaves him weak and helpless when he tries to have sex with someone he really loves.
Daniel M
Whether it is an extended long take of Brandon purposely running from right to left of the screen (to convoy negativity) to classic music, Brandon walking around full frontal, or Carey Mulligan singing for what felt like half the film, every scene seems so purposefully constructed and pretentious, without reason other than to say look at me and my great artistic film!.

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