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High-Rise Movie Synopsis & Plot

A big screen adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel "High-Rise." "High-Rise" centers on a new residential tower built on the eve of Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power, at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to the problems of the city, it is a world apart.

Enter Robert Laing (Hiddleston), a young doctor seduced by the high-rise and its creator, the visionary architect Anthony Royal (Irons). Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal’s devoted aide Charlotte (Miller).

But rot has set in beneath the flawless surface. Sensing discord amongst the tenants, Laing meets Wilder, a charismatic provocateur bent on inciting the situation. Wilder initiates Laing into the hidden life of the high-rise and Laing is shocked at what he sees. As the residents break into tribal factions, Laing finds himself in the middle of mounting violence. Violence that he also finds emerging in himself.

MOVIE REVIEW

Alluring yet only ever mildly entertaining, High-Rise takes a satirical look at class warfare and the disturbing and absurd things that happen in a building literally divided by classes—with the richest people on the top floors, the poorer down below. The movie’s smart screenplay itself will appeal to a certain class—critics, cinephiles and others in search of a different breed of movie—while most will shrug and move on, pushing it from their memory forever.
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