A British romantic psychological drama film, ‘Shame’ directed by Steve McQueen and co-written by McQueen and Abi Morgan. Shame debuted in the main competition at the 68th Venice Film Festival. It stars Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, who acts as grown siblings. Michael Fassbender won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. The co-producers of the film are Film4 and See-Saw Films. The film received an NC-17 certification in the United States due to the film’s graphic sequences depicting the protagonist’s sexual addiction.
The release of the film was on 13 January 2012 in the United Kingdom. The 36th Toronto International Film Festival, The 49th New York Film Festival, The 55th B.F.I. London Film Festival and The 34th Starz Denver Film Festival all screened the film. Shame movie got most of the positive reviews from its viewers, with an appreciation for Fassbender and Mulligan’s performances. It has also earned praise for its most realistic portrayal scenes in the drama and directing. This is why its fans eagerly want to know about its filming location. So, here we find out some of the locations where the movie was shot.
Filming location of the movie ‘Shame’
The film ‘Shame’ slated to begin on location in New York in January 2011. Most parts of the movie were filmed in and around Chelsea. The office sequences took in the Citigroup Center, while for the hotel and nightclub scenes, they used the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District for shooting. Starting off with the lead actor, Brandon Sullivan, played by Michael Fassbender, who trying to hold his life in New York. He used to live in Manhattan in a simple apartment situated at 9 West 31st Street and 5th Avenue, right in the heart of the city.
In the sparkling golden Boom Boom Room at the top of the Standard High Line, NYC, 848 Washington Street, at W 13th Street in the Meatpacking District, Sissy performs the world’s most sorrowful version of New York, New York. Later on, the hotel itself becomes increasingly well-known. On the other hand, Brandon loves his privacy and used to go to Nightclub Quo, located at 511 West 28th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, a few streets north.
As the movie continues, Brandon invites his work colleague Marianne on a date to the posh Italian restaurant ‘Inoteca, 98 Rivington Street at Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side. This location, too, has closed as a result of New Yorkers’ shifting preferences. After his date with Marianne, they both rush to a suite at the 18-story Standard High Line, NYC, for spending the afternoon together, but things don’t work out. He was definitely more at ease in the company of a complete stranger staying in the same hotel. Because of the floor-to-ceiling windows, the notoriously explicit scene was filmed in front of half of Manhattan. After Sissy’s suicide attempt, Brandon breaks down on the beach.
Steve McQueen’s film is an icily fascinating picture of broken relations and addictions, backed by great performances through Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. Steve McQueen cleverly wrote the story and beautifully portrayed it. Brandon has more bursts of hate and self-pity, but the point is that the title ‘Shame’ is hidden behind all of this. As the two siblings, Brandon and Sissy, are trapped in a terrifying underground melodrama. They both are more into dependency and humiliation rather than crime and punishment. Fassbender and Mulligan perform fantastically, as well as McQueen has given outstanding technique to the movie.
No doubt, it is a movie about a suffering guy character. The production team performed so well with its writing, directing, and synchronizing. It is a must-watch movie and got a rating of 79%. Based on 227 reviews, critics gave the film good reviews, with an average rating of 7.50/10. According to research and using a variety of sources of information, such as box office receipts and critical acclaim, ‘Shame’ garnered as the world’s best film of all time. If you haven’t watched it, then buy one of the subscription plans and enjoy it on Vudu and iTunes.