High-Rise (2015)

High-Rise (2015)
  • In Theaters: May 13, 2016
  • MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images, strong sexual content/graphic nudity, language and some drug use
  • Genres: Drama
  • Run Time: 1 Hour 59 Minutes
  • Distributors: Magnolia Pictures, StudioCanal, Recorded Picture Company (RPC), British Film Institute (BFI), Film4
  • Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando, Dan Renton Skinner
  • Directors: Ben Wheatley
  • Writer: Amy Jump
The film reverts to three months earlier. After the death of his sister, Laing moves into a 25th floor apartment within the new high-rise, a luxurious apartment complex built by esteemed architect Anthony Royal (Jeremy Irons). The high-rise seems to give its tenants all the conveniences and commodities that modern life has to offer: swimming pools, its own school, a supermarket, and high-speed elevators. But at the same time, the building isolates the occupants from the outside world. With so many commodities, the only reason people need to go outside is to go to work. This allows them to create their own closed environment. Also there is marked class system: the upper class who live on the topmost floors, the professionals who live on the middle floors and the poorer middle-class tenants who live on the lower floors.

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