Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Steve McQueen
Production: Fox Searchlight
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 49 wins & 89 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Hey, it's me.

Pick up.

Pick up.

- Hi.

- Hi.

Come in.


No, thank you.


This way.


Hey, it's me.

Pick up.

Pick up.



Brandon, where are you?

Brandon? Brandon?



This is me calling you.


"I find you disgusting.

"I find you inconsolable.

I find you invasive."

This is what the cynics used to say.

Companies would refuse

to look into the future.

They would say, "Can we stop this virus?"

As if it was a negative progression.

But it's growing.

More and more,

with a momentum that is unstoppable.

Now some kid snorts the entire load

of his mother's spice cupboard.

Post that on You Tube.

They would watch

as it becomes the buzz word

amongst high school students everywhere.

Eventually, the cynicism

is turning into awe.

Do you know what's going on

with my computer?

They took it.

Yeah, I know. Someone could have told me.

Some kind of virus.


Thank you.

Okay, me again.

I'm dying. I have cancer.

I have one week to live.

The very worst kind of cancer.

Of the vulva...

- Hey.

- Hey.

You're such a dick.

What are you doing, man?

All right, gentlemen.

If you just please make yourselves at home.

- Thank you.

- Thank you.

It falls upon me as your

beloved boss to propose a toast.

To success.

I just hope my wife appreciates it.

Get a new tie, please.

- Jesus Christ.

- Oh, my goodness.

I love women in suits.

I love women in suits.

We could talk business,

I would rearrange my life.

- Wow, she's beautiful.

- Gray suit?

- I'm gonna go talk to her. Count me down.

- You should go talk to her.

Yeah, you should.

Five, four, three, two, one.


Have fun.

Twenty bucks says he fucks it up.


Hi, excuse me. Listen, I don't want to

beat around the bush.

I think you're absolutely gorgeous.

My name's David.

- Hi, David. Elizabeth. Nice to meet you.

- Elizabeth. That's a beautiful name.

- Hi, I'm David. I don't mean to be rude.

- Loren.

- Hi, how are you? David. Nice to meet you.

- Rachel.

Listen, can I buy you a drink?

Can I buy you all drinks?

- Sure. Why not?

- I would love that.

That would be my pleasure.

What are you guys drinking?

- Well, we were thinking shots.

- You were thinking shots?

We just did shots of tequila.

Would you guys like a shot of tequila?

- Bring it on.

- Love it.

Excuse me. Bartender? Can we get

four shots of your finest tequila?

Thank you very much.

I can see you're very successful.

I think part of the secret to my success

is attention to detail.

- Detail?

- Play the game.

- What game?

- Okay. Blue or green?

I like games. I like this game.

Blue. Green. Green, it's green.

- That's brown.

- Wow, wow!

I don't know how you change

the color of your eyes like that.

How do you do that so quickly?

That's amazing. That's a real talent.

- Detail man.

- Hey, buddy.

This guy, right here,

fucking nailed it today.

I want you to know you fucking nailed it.

You're the man.

Your pitch, amazing.

Listen, we're playing a game here.

Close your eyes again. Blue or green?

- Brown.

- F*ck off.

All right. You, Loren, close your eyes.

- Blue.

- Blue.

- You're just making that up.

- See? He's good.

He's just picking colors randomly.

- You can have his shot.

- Excuse me. We need another shot, please.

- You can put these on me.

- No, I told you, I had it.

No, I have it.

- I'll get the next round.

- Sure.

You're a strong, independent woman.

I like that.

Thank you. Cheers. To nailing it...

- To nailing it.

- To nailing it.

- To nailing it.

- ...and to success.


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Steve McQueen

Terence Steven McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor. He was called "The King of Cool", whose "anti-hero" persona developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s and made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Cincinnati Kid, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, as well as the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world, although he did not act in films again for four years. McQueen was combative with directors and producers, but his popularity placed him in high demand and enabled him to command large salaries. more…

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