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High-Rise

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Synopsis

Based on the novel by J. G. Ballard: London, 1975. A slick apartment tower rises above the Thames, the beginnings of what will soon become the world's biggest financial hub. Dominating the landscape, it is simply called the HIGH-RISE... its address a mark of exclusivity.
Its newest resident is Robert Laing, an ambitious young doctor utterly seduced by the lifestyle and cutting-edge technology the high-rise has to offer. He is introduced to the seedy underbelly of the high-rise by Wilder, a charismatic provocateur. The cracks in this apparently flawless society grow rapidly, and Laing is shocked at the depravity he sees. Life in the high-rise quickly descends into madness and violence, and Laing finds himself amongst the marauding hordes of bloodthirsty tenants who take over the building, floor by floor.
Toronto International Film Festival 2015 - World premiere

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
118 mins
Director
Ben Wheatley
Producer
Jeremy Thomas
Co-Producer
Co-Produced by Nick O'Hagan, Co-Producer: Alainée Kent
Executive Producer
Peter Watson, Thorsten Schumacher, Lizzie Francke, Sam Lavender, Anna Higgs, Gabriella Martinelli, Christopher Simon, Genevieve Lemal
Editor
Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump
Screenwriter
Amy Jump (screenplay), J.G. Ballard (novel)
Director of Photography
Laurie Rose
Production Designer
Mark Tildesley
Sound
Martin Pavey
Music
Clint Mansell
Principal Cast
Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Keeley Hawes

Production Company

Recorded Picture Company
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7636 2251
rpc@recordedpicture.com
http://www.recordedpicture.com

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Company

HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7290 0750
info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com