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High-Rise (2015)

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Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Director:

Ben Wheatley

Writers:

Amy Jump, J.G. Ballard (novel)
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4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hiddleston ... Laing
Jeremy Irons ... Royal
Sienna Miller ... Charlotte
Luke Evans ... Wilder
Elisabeth Moss ... Helen
James Purefoy ... Pangbourne
Keeley Hawes ... Ann
Peter Ferdinando ... Cosgrove
Sienna Guillory ... Jane
Reece Shearsmith ... Steele
Enzo Cilenti ... Talbot
Augustus Prew ... Munrow
Dan Renton Skinner Dan Renton Skinner ... Simmons (as Dan Skinner)
Stacy Martin ... Fay
Tony Way ... Robert the Caretaker
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Storyline

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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Welcome to the high life... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | Belgium | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Rise See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,887, 15 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$343,139, 29 July 2016
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (super8 footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Hiddleston spent time with a forensic pathologist to prepare for his role since his character, Dr. Robert Laing, is a physiologist. See more »

Goofs

When Royal descends to the lower floors, he is seen with and without his blood stained jacket. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Richard Wilder: You just sit there... and think about what you've done
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Featured in Film '72: Episode #45.4 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Sundance Chant
Written by Conny Velt
Published by Neue Welt Musikverlag GMBH & Co. KG
A Warner / Chappell Music Company
Performed by Gila
Licensed courtesy of Gila
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Too incoherent to convey a clear message
10 July 2016 | by rubenmSee 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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