• 2015
  • UK
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ben Wheatley
  • Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss

Adaptation of JG Ballard's dystopian novel about a high-rise apartment block which descends into chaos, with Hiddleston as bereaved doctor Robert Laing and Miller as his neighbour. Witty, scathing and uniquely cinematic, flecked with blood, guts and filmmaking genius.

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HIGH RISE (2015) 15

UK 119 mins

Director: Ben Wheatley

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller

The thin veneer of civilisation is peeled back in Ben Wheatley's fascination adaptation of a typically thought provoking J.G. Ballard novel.

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