Next time you are thinking about moving home, do you think of the area, price, style or the design of the building first? Maybe you have other items on your list and maybe this will change further after you have seen the movie High Rise. This story takes us back in time to the mid seventies and to an exclusive apartment complex, which might seem ideal at first but nothing is what it seems at first. This is a story of how people live when they are all put together in one building, its a bit like a real Big Brother in a way, but without any end in sight.
1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Only much later, as he sits on his balcony eating the architect’s dog, does Dr. Robert Laing finally feel at home…..
The movie stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans & Elisabeth Moss and it has been adapted from J.G. Ballard novel by Amy Jump. Expect to see it in a cinema near you from next week and to keep up with the news on High Rise go to the movies Facebook page.