Oh wow, I don't know what I was expecting, but certainly not this. Shame is Steve McQueen's second feature film, stars two of the best young actors around (Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan) and tells the story of a 30-something successful New Yorker with some serious sex issues. Fassbender also starred in McQueens previous film, the awesome but harrowing Hunger. Check out the trailer and one or two comments after the jump.
Pretty damn awesome huh? Well, the critics have loved it too and Fassbender has once again received high praise for his performance. He is unfathomably good. What I like most though, are the visuals. Absolutely beautiful... just as Hunger was. Check out this great shot from Hunger (I can't find a better version), the poster, which is one of my absolute favourites, and the Criterion Collection BluRay cover.
And lastly, 2 bits of useless info:
- don't come telling me shit like: "but Steve McQueen's dead". This is not that Steve McQueen. This is another Steven McQueen. A black Steve McQueen from Britain.
- Hunger contains a single shot that is 17 minutes long.