MAXIMUM SHAME ("Vergüenza máxima")
(81 min., 2010)
Written and directed by Carlos Atanes.
Cast: Ana Mayo, Marina Gatell, Ignasi Vidal, Ariadna Ferrer, Paco Moreno, David Castro, Eleanor James.
Music by Marc Álvarez.
An apocalyptic fetish horror musical chess sci-fi weird underground feature movie written and directed by cult filmmaker Carlos Atanes. One of the 2010 Five Movies of the Year according to Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film. Nominated for Weirdest Movie of 2011in 366 Weird Movies annual "Weirdcademy Awards". Nominated for Best Feature Film (BUT Film Festival, Breda, NL, 2010).
"Brutal, disturbing, confusing, challenging and severly unique" (Film Threat). "Defying all description is Carlos Atanes’ MAXIMUM SHAME. The film is packed with ideas and obsessions and peopled with an outlandish cast in an absurdist environment. The result is incredibly engaging on both a visceral and an intellectual level. MAXIMUM SHAME is a narrative puzzle which, like chess, sets up a series of rules that are superficially simple but which allow for endlessly complex positions to be developed and explored. This is a film that does expect you to pay attention and one that will challenge you to consider many of your preconceived notions. It is also a richly rewarding experience" (Pulp Movies).
Nominated for Weirdest Movie of 2011
in 366 Weird Movies annual "Weirdcademy Awards".
Nominated for Best Feature Film
BUT Film Festival, Breda, NL, 2010
One of the 2010 Five Movies of the Year
according to Underground Film Journal
One of the 2010 Eleven More Memorable Independent Films
according to Pulpmovies
ALSO officially selected at
STUFF Film Festival, Ciudad de México (México, 2017)
Fantasporto International Film Festival (Porto, Portugal, 2011)
International Festival of Sci-Fi and Fantastic Film (London, UK, 2011)
Fetisch Film Festival (Kiel, Germany, 2011)
Zero Film Festival (New York, USA, 2010)
Minneapolis - Underground Film Festival (USA, 2010)
Paris - Optica Festival (France, 2010)
Morelia - Muestra Internacional de Cine Independiente (Mexico, 2010)
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Un film apocalittico sulla fine del mondo, by Marco Milone, Cinema Sperimentale.
Impossible to describe with words, by Banacek, Beasts in Human Skin
Outside of the cinematic norm, by Dave J. Wilson, Cinematic Shocks
Very visceral experience, by Paul Pritchard, Pulp Movies
Brutal, disturbing, confusing, challenging, by Mark Bell, Film Threat
On the fringes of reality, by Mike Everleth, Underground Film Journal
A fun, unique, perverted way, by Ronny Carlsson, Film Bizarro
Atanes’ most ambitious, polished, weirdest movie, by Greg Smalley, 366 Weird Movies
Doing a “69” can take on a whole new meaning, by Nic Brown, B Movie Man
Something different and unique, by James DePaolo, Horrorphilia Podcast
One of the most ambitious and challenging movies, by David Carter, Film Fanaddict
Bizarre S&M tools to keep mouth open, by Esa Linna, Extraordinary Movie & Video Guide
A very bizarre sci-fi musical, by Anthony Thurber, Film Arcade
Fetishism and sexual fetishism, by Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, PVV Online
SM, les délires paranoïaques, une comédie musicale, par Jérôme Spenlehauer, Cinétrange
Fetichismo, sadismo, locura, perversión, por José Manuel Serrano Cueto, Pasión por el cine
Ajedrez experimental, por Luca di Manteca, Almas Oscuras
Estética de cine pornográfico y serie B de los años 70, por Darkótica, Nido de Cuervos
Mucha, mucha imaginación morbosa, por Ezcritor, Micabeza.com
Recensie, van Frank Schonewille, Top of the Flops
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