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High-Rise (2015)

R | | Drama | 28 April 2016 (USA)
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Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

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Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms. Written by David R Turner

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Leave the real world behind See more »

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, strong sexual content/graphic nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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$79,887 (USA) (15 May 2016)

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$343,139 (USA) (29 July 2016)
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In early 2009, Vincenzo Natali was attached to write and direct this movie. In late 2010, he was joined by Richard Stanley, who helped him writing a new draft of the script which Natali was very happy with, but in the end was not produced. See more »

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Dr. Laing's balcony has open air above it as it is protruding from the balconies of higher storeys. He lives on the 25th floor, but from the exterior pictures of the high rise you can see that only the highest 10 have balconies like that, so those would only start at the 30th floor. See more »

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Pangbourne: [about to throw someone off the high rise] Time for your flying lesson
Cosgrove: You'll never work in television again
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Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: Free Fire (2017) See more »

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Outside My Door
Written by Holger Czukay, Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebezeit, Michael Karoli and Malcolm Mooney
Published by Messer Music Ltd c/o Bucks Music Group Ltd
Performed by Can (as CAN)
Courtesy of Spoon Records
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Too incoherent to convey a clear message
10 July 2016 | by (Ghent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Is High-Rise an anti-capitalist manifesto, meant to show the evil of inequality? Is it an attack on the British class society? Is it meant to show how modern architecture alienates people from each other? Or is it just a succession of weird scenes, giving the director the opportunity to show off? There's something to say for all of the above, but I'm inclined towards the last. The film really is too incoherent to convey a clear message or idea. The metaphor of a huge high-rise building to symbolize society at large is interesting, but could have been better expressed. As it is now, the metaphor gets mostly lost in an avalanche of weird, decadent or shocking scenes. As a viewer, you keep waiting for the story to become clear, but it never really happens.

This is even more annoying because the film is much too long, and already from the start it's clear how it ends because the whole story is one large flash back. The result is zero suspense and maximum weariness.


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