Shame || Brandon Sullivan is a New York City executive and long-term bachelor. He is a sex addict who frequently has sex with prostitutes and masturbates several times daily, sometimes viewing pornography on his work computers. One day Brandon makes eye contact with a woman wearing an engagement ring on the subway during his morning commute. She initially reciprocates, but becomes uncomfortable. When they exit, she disappears into the crowd. He masturbates in the bathroom afterwards at work. Brandon and his married boss, David, hit on women at a club; later, Brandon has sex on a quiet street with Elizabeth, the woman David was pursuing.
Brandon has been ignoring calls from his sister, Sissy, a lounge singer. He arrives at his apartment startled to find her in his shower with disco music playing, thinking it may have been a burglar. Sissy has a few gigs in the city and asks to stay; he later hears her pleading with her lover on the telephone not to reject her. After Brandon’s company computer system is infected with a computer virus, they find his hard drive was full of pornography. David assumes Brandon’s intern is responsible.
Brandon rebukes Sissy for balancing precariously on the subway platform edge. Later, he and David watch her perform “New York, New York” in a bar, which makes Brandon emotional. David flirts with her and notices the scars of self-inflicted wounds on her arms. Sissy has sex with David in her brother’s bedroom while Brandon, disgusted, goes running. Later that night, Sissy attempts to get in bed with Brandon; he orders her out of the room.
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale
Directors: Steve Mcqueen
Production: Hanway Films, See-saw Films, Uk Film Council
Duration: 101 Menit
Release Date: 02 October 2011