Maximum Shame (2010)

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Avg Rating: 2.5 / 5. Voted: 43

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Directed by: Carlos Atanes
Starring: Marina Gatell (Queen), Ana Mayo (Bishop), Paco Moreno (Rook), Ariadna Ferrer (Bishop/Queen), Ignasi Vidal (Knight)
Country: Spain, European Cinema
Language: English
Runtime: 01:20:15
Genres: BDSM, Bizarre, Gore, Food

Plot – Spoilers:
English spoken with a Spanish accent. If you find it hard to catch some of the lines, unfortunate, because we tried coming up with subtitles, but finally gave up.

Maximum Shame begins with a couple in bed indulging in mathematical foreplay. Then the guys slides down a rabbit hole limbo between reality and fantasy where he encounters a (chess) Queen, who stumbles around on roller skates while controlling his fantasy and convincing herself it’s all a game of chess. The wife/girlfriend soon joins his fantasy and we go into ception-like layers. It all doesn’t make sense after a while, but considering the extremely low budget, Maximum Shame is a bunch of very entertaining scenes stuck together. Or maybe as the ending suggests, it’s just the simple rambling delusions of a pregnant woman.

There really isn’t any gore, but it’s been slotted in the category for a nice scene of a room full of fetuses.

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April 13, 2024 3:25 pm

That was by far the oddest movie I have ever seen. I’m not sure I “got” it but I couldn’t turn away.

October 15, 2022 9:22 pm

Well that settles it, I no longer want to live. This is what happens when you let mentally retarded people in a psych ward make a movie.

April 6, 2022 8:19 pm

Interesting, but the title and cover photograph for this movie are somewhat misleading.

July 27, 2021 3:44 pm

They are comparing human “delusional” thought patterns to a living chess board where the pieces (are alive and) realize that there are just so many possible moves.

The bishop who becomes a queen should’ve instead been a pawn that got promoted! Other than that, I loved it. Marina Gatell is 10/10 :$..

Possible interpretations for those that care:

The Queen of Catalan love is someone eating food while leisurely playing chess being compared to a deity that can perform a miracle like dropping spaghetti on the board.

The bishop is in chains because her movement is restricted significantly compared to the Queen and the Queen behaves accordingly.

Knights have tricky move patterns and are compared to a quirky artist with outlandish ideas.

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June 21, 2021 4:43 pm

This movie is boring and really dumb and annoying as hell. It’s not even disturbing at all.

June 5, 2021 3:53 am

This is literally the worst fucking movie i have EVER fucking watchec

Who the fuck wrote it.. and why are there people acting in it.. i dont fucking understand