Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller and Luke Evans star in a cinematic adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel ‘High Rise.’
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The dystopian thriller dissects the residents of a luxury high-rise apartment block. The rich occupy the upper floors while the poor, cut off from society, live below.
Hiddleston pays the part of Dr Laing: “I think there’s something in the way our society is structured, which will always be relevant until it changes, which is that people feel a justified anger about being asked to stay in their lane. They are born into a position in society and they’re expected to stay there and the analogy is that you live on a particular floor of the high-rise and you’re expected to stay on that floor.”
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Laing meets a filmmaker determined to document class injustices.
The result is the regimented social strata falls apart and the inhabitants become tribal and violent.
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The cast believe Ballard’s observations are relevant and ubiquitous.
First Sienna Miller:“I could see bits of myself in almost all of the characters there, and also it’s very thought-provoking in terms of how you think you would react and I think you can’t help but watch this film and think, ‘what would I do?’. That feeling of claustrophobia, I mean I could relate to that.”
Luke Evans plays the filmmaker: “Even though the book is 30-years-old and the story was written by someone in the mid-70s, even placing the film in the late-70s it’s still reminiscent of what we experience and observe throughout the world today. Human nature and society and the class system.”
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‘High-Rise’ hits U.K. cinemas on March 18th.