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Shame is a 2011 British drama film co-written and directed by Steve McQueen, starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. Shame was co-produced by Film4 and See-Saw Films. Shame 's explicit sexual scenes resulted in this film being rated NC-17 in the United States.

Fox Searchlight Pictures paid around $400,000 to acquire the United States distribution rights of Shame. The film opened in limited release in the United States on 2 December 2011.


Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a 30-something yuppie living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life and urges. After his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment, Brandon’s world spirals out of control.From director Steve McQueen (artist) , Shame is a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.


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