Shame
  • Directors(s)

    Steve McQueen

  • Production Year

    2012

  • Release date

    13/01/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    101m

  • Cast

    Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badger Dale, Amy Hargreaves

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Film

Shame

Contains strong sex and sex references

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

  • Directors(s)

    Steve McQueen

  • Production Year

    2012

  • Release date

    13/01/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    101m

  • Cast

    Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badger Dale, Amy Hargreaves

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

SHAME is a drama about a man who is addicted to casual sex. When his young sister Sissy comes to stay indefinitely at his apartment in New York, his carefully balanced life is thrown into disarray.

Sex

The film focuses on a man's sexual life, and there are strong verbal sex references throughout. This includes a scene in which a topless woman on a pornography website encourages a woman to touch her own breasts.

Strong sex includes a fleeting montage of pornographic images as a man flicks rapidly through the pages of the magazines he keeps in his room, as well as a shadowy impression of a man performing fellatio on another unseen man in a gay club. Other sex scenes feature strong thrusting detail and nudity.

There is use of strong language ('f**k'), sometimes used in an aggressive manner or in a crude sexual sense.

There is some bloody aftermath after a suicide attempt, but there is no clear detail of injuries,

Drug misuse includes brief sight of a man snorting a line of cocaine.

A short fight shows a man being punched and kicked below screen.

  • Classified date

    26/10/2011

  • BBFC reference

    AFF283009

  • Language

    English