25 October 2011
Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is an executive in his thirties living in New York. He is a serial seducer whose sex addiction is backed up by his extensive stash of porn both at home and work. When his wayward younger sister, Sissy (Carey Mulligan) comes to stay, disrupting his clandestine routines, he is forced to face their troubled family past and self-destructive behaviour.
Steve McQueen’s second feature is a raw and gripping study of sexual compulsion, need and desire with two perfect performances at its heart. Fassbender who first worked with visual artist/director McQueen on his debut HUNGER, has gone on to prove his range and star quality in numerous films and won Best Actor at Venice for this performance.