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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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3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Welcome to the high life... 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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28 April 2016 (USA)  »

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High Rise  »

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

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$343,139 (USA) (29 July 2016)
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The film ends with a radio broadcast of a Margaret Thatcher. The speech is from an exchange in the house of commons on 24th November 1976, suggesting a date for the setting of the film. See more »

Goofs

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 Film '72: Episode #45.4 (2016) See more »

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Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson
Published by Bocu Music Group
Performed by Clint Mansell
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Amusing series of vignettes that never does come together
18 October 2015 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of viewing High-Rise at a recent film festival. I went in with high expectations, which gave way to boredom and the anticipation of the end of the showing.

The actors absolutely fulfilled all expectations. The performances are all highly nuanced and look natural, rather than put on. Hiddleston goes above and beyond to give one of the arguably best performances of his career. The mise-en-scene of each scene is meticulously crafted and beautifully shot.

So what, exactly, tipped high expectations into boredom?

For one, the film never does come together, never gives off the feeling of a cohesive whole, but rather of a series of vignettes. Each vignette is, of course, beautifully shot, but the disconnect they cause makes it impossible to empathize with any of the characters.

Additionally, suspension of disbelief is near impossible. Why do the characters make the choices they do? What drives them to this madness?

Overall, I would recommend this piece to very loyal fans of any of the actors or to cinephiles with a high degree of patience.

6.5/10


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