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Shame 2011

  • Steve McQueen
  • October 2, 2011
  • 100 mins
  • English
  • Drama
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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It made me think a lot. I wonder what imperceptible choices may turn our lives in such a sadness loop. This film is very intense, at the point that makes you feel like there's no way out from the bad things happening in your life.

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Everyone has their addictions to get by in life, whether they be small indulgences or full-blown, but this is an honest and painful depiction of how sating one's ego with disposable "joy" can leave one feeling just that - disposable. It does leave you feeling a bit nihilistic at the end, though.

The cinematography is elegant, and the subway shots reminded me a lot of Blade Runner.

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