High-Rise

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New York Premiere

U.K. | 119 MINUTES

HIGH-RISE

Drama, Action
Based on J.G. Ballard’s novel of the same name, and brought to life in harrowing and stylish detail by visionary director Ben Wheatley, High-Rise centers on Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston), a newcomer to a luxury high-rise building where the inhabitants are stratified by social class. Opening on trash bags piled high, with men roasting a dog over a spit fueled by detritus, and dead bodies lurking in the background, Wheatley rewinds three months to a period of relative peace to chart the descent into anarchy and violence. Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, and Elisabeth Moss co-star as residents of the dystopian complex, while Jeremy Irons reigns above it all as its chief architect and penthouse resident. An allegorical fever dream of class division and human nature, Wheatley's fully realized vision of a brutal and stylized self-contained world is destined for cult status.

—Genna Terranova

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley is the award-winning British director of Down Terrace, Kill List, Sightseers and A Field in England. He has also directed notable TV shows, advertisements, animated shorts and internet viral ads.
Director
Ben Wheatley
Screenwriter
Amy Jump
Producer
Jeremy Thomas
Editor
Amy Jump and Ben Wheatley
Cinematographer
Laurie Rose
Executive Producer
Peter Watson, Thorsten Schumacher, Lizzie Francke, Sam Lavender, Anna Higgs, Gabriella Martinelli, Christopher Simon, Geneviève Lemal
Composer
Clint Mansell
Cast
Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Keeley Hawes

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Emilie Spiegel
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 204 7979
Emilie@cineticmedia.com
Print Source
Martin Wendel
Magnolia Pictures
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 924 6701
mwendel@magpictures.com