'Shame' teaser trailer

Posted 1:40 PM October 14th, 2011 by Binh Ngo

The first trailer for Steve McQueen's Shame, starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, is online. It's available everywhere, but just in case you don't what to search for it, it's embedded above.

Toronto Film Festival Synopsis:
Michael Fassbender plays Brandon, a New Yorker who drapes a shroud of regular-guy normalcy over a seething pit of sexual compulsion. Addicted to pornography and the release it provides, he keeps his distance from real relationships with women. Only one woman can get close to him: his sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan). If Brandon can pre­tend to be average in public, Sissy has long stopped trying. Needy and impulsive, she crashes into Brandon’s apartment on the verge of self-destruction. These two siblings bring out the worst in each other.

Shame is a portrait of a man in descent, but it paints that portrait obliquely. Fully in control of every detail of image and sound, McQueen steers away from obvious character motivation and towards sheer emotional impact. Compositions and edit­ing rhythms emphasize Brandon’s isolation. Soundscapes trap him in his own desires. Close-ups hint at the deep wounds provok­ing his obsessions. And when Brandon fully gives in to his craving for sex, Shame erupts into an urgent, carnal aria.

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