Shame


1h 30m 1988

Brief Synopsis

Lawyer Asta Cadell is motorcycling through the Australian outback when her bike breaks down. In a small town, she finds Tim Curtis, a mechanic who can repair her bike. She falls for him and moves in with him. Tim's daughter Lizzie was recently raped by the son of a prominent and weathly citizen in t

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
Safir Films; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Cinemien; Film4 Productions
Location
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Lawyer Asta Cadell is motorcycling through the Australian outback when her bike breaks down. In a small town, she finds Tim Curtis, a mechanic who can repair her bike. She falls for him and moves in with him. Tim's daughter Lizzie was recently raped by the son of a prominent and weathly citizen in the town, and Asta learns that all the women in town are being terrorized and raped by a gang of thugs and that the townsfolk are ignoring the situation. Asta urges Lizzie to press charges, and before long Asta and the Curtis family find themselves in danger.

Crew

Karel Akkerman

Key Grip

Simon Akkerman

2nd Camera Operator

Guy Andrews

Art Department Assistant

Paul Barron

Producer

Paul D Barron

Producer

Aldis Bernsteins

Special Effects

Guy Bessell-browne

Gaffer

Beverly Blankenship

Screenwriter

Heinz Boeck

Art Department Coordinator

Michael Brindley

Screenwriter

Susie Campbell

Production Coordinator

Peter Carman

Construction Manager

Gary Carr

Boom Operator

David Carroll

Generator Operator

Neil Cervin

Other

Deb Copland

Production Manager

Alex Dixon

Carpenter

Pru Donovan

Assistant Producer

David Dorringtonm

Other

Julian Ellingworth

Sound Mixer

Amanda Etherington

Other

David Fry

Other

Guy Gilbert

Sound Mixer

Dave Glasser

Sound Department

Phillip Golombick

Bestboy

Tim Hall

Unit Manager

Noel Howell

Costume Designer

Peter Kearney

2nd Assistant Director

Liz Kirkham

Location Manager

Christopher Lynch

3rd Assistant Director

Peter Marlow

Vehicle Sfx Coordinator

Mario Millo

Music

Julieanne Mills

Art Direction Assistant

Denise Napier

Wardrobe (Standby)

Christine O'connell

Continuity

Therese O'leary

Assistant (To Editor)

Damien Parer

Producer

Phil Peters

Production Designer

Joseph Pickering

Director Of Photography

Ross Reading

Location Manager

Kerry Regan

Editor

Kerry Regan

Post-Production Supervisor

Liddy Reynolds

Special Effects Makeup

Trish Robinson

Art Department Assistant

Nic Sadler

Unit Runner

Kelvin Sexton

Props

Marilyn Smits

Makeup

Charles Staples

Special Effects

David C Thomas

Executive Producer

Alicia Walsh

Art Department Assistant

Peter West

Stunt Coordinator

Stuart Wood

1st Assistant Director

Mark Zagar

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
Safir Films; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Cinemien; Film4 Productions
Location
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 1988

Released in United States November 17, 1988

Released in United States on Video March 22, 1989

Released in United States Summer July 22, 1988

Wide Release in United States September 9, 1988

Shown at London Film Festival November 17, 1988.

Shown at New Directors/New Films series New York City March 19 & 20, 1988.

Began shooting April 14, 1986.

Completed shooting October 1986.

Released in United States March 1988 (Shown at New Directors/New Films series New York City March 19 & 20, 1988.)

Released in United States on Video March 22, 1989

Released in United States Summer July 22, 1988

Wide Release in United States September 9, 1988

Released in United States November 17, 1988 (Shown at London Film Festival November 17, 1988.)