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High-Rise

The brutalism begins with the architecture and extends all the way down to the residents in Ben Wheatleys High-Rise, a flashy adaptation of J.G. Ballards towering 1975 social critique. What began as a self-contained allegory on open class warfare becomes a showcase for stylistic anarchy, wherein the ensuing orgy of sex and violence serves to justify a near-total breakdown of cinematic form. Those with an appetite for aberrant creative visions make High-Rise a hot cult property, though this unruly black comedy doesnt work on any of the levels mainstream audiences expect.

Year: 2015
Genre: Art House Cinema, Drama, Cult Films / After Dark, Martin's Favourites, Adam's Favourites, Film Festivals 2016
Country: Belgium, UK
Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans
Duration: 119 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Violence, drug use, sexual material, offensive language and content that may disturb
5.6/10
Location in store: Cult

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