High-Rise (2016)

Tom Hiddleston stars in Ben Wheatley’s darkly subversive adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s cult novel.

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Dr Robert Laing takes ownership of a luxurious apartment on the 25th floor of a Modernist tower block. The residents of the upper floors attend an endless round of raucous parties and Laing becomes fascinated by Anthony Royal, the enigmatic architect who designed the building. But when power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the blocks regimented social strata begins to crumble.

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