Documents the outbreak of class warfare in a giant residential apartment block following a series of power outages. more
Release DateU.S.High Rise was released on
Friday, May 13, 2016 Limited Release
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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Digital Cable, Amazon Instant, Google Play, iTunesThursday, April 28, 2016
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Rating MPAAR for violence, disturbing images, strong sexual content/graphic nudity, language and some drug use
Storylines 2 more
High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building’s eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife, Helen (Moss); and Mr. Royal (Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble, and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on the 1975 novel by J.G. Ballard.
- World-premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.