Shame

A sex addict's carefully cultivated private life falls apart after his sister arrives for an indefinite stay.

Shame
United Kingdom 2011
  • Czech
101 min.
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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.

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Credits
Director: Steve McQueen
Screenplay: Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan
Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt
Music: Harry Escott
Editing: Joe Walker
Production Design: Judy Becker
Producer: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman
Co-production: Bergen Swanson
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Jennifer Butler, Lucy Walters, Elizabeth Masucci, Alex Manette
Awards

Venice Film Festival

2011 – Michael Fassbender (Best Actor)

Venice Film Festival

2011 – Steve McQueen (FIPRESCI Prize)

British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)

2011 – Michael Fassbender (Best Actor)

European Film Awards

2012 – Sean Bobbitt (European Cinematographer)

European Film Awards

2012 – Joe Walker (European Editor)

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