★ High-Rise (film)
Tall is a 2015 British dystopian horror film directed by Ben Wheatley, starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth moss. It was produced by Jeremy Thomas through his production company recorded picture company. His script was written by Amy jump and adaptation of the 1975 novel high-rise by British writer j.
The film is set in a luxury high-rise building in the 1970-ies. With modern facilities, the building allows its residents to become gradually interested in the outside world. Infrastructure begins to fail and tensions among people become apparent, and the building soon turns into chaos.
In September 2015, the film received its world premiere at the International Toronto film festival and its European premiere at the 63rd film festival in San Sebastian. The film was released in the UK on March 18, 2016, the film company StudioCanal. Although a critical success, the films, the box office failed to meet its production costs. In 2017, he was nominated for the Empire award for Best British film.
1. The plot. (Сюжет)
The film begins with Dr. Robert lang Tom Hiddleston, living in a ruined skyscraper killing the white Alsatian and spit-roasting leg.
Three months earlier, in the forty-storey tower on the outskirts of London, built by the distinguished architect Anthony Royal Jeremy irons, is the epitome of chic, modern living. More affluent residents live on the upper floors, and more common family below. With all the amenities including pool, gym, supermarket, and even elementary schools, residents little reason to leave the building outside working hours, and more and more isolated from the outside world.
Lang goes to the 25th floor after his sister dies. Began a relationship with single mother Charlotte Melville Sienna Miller and becomes a fatherly figure to her son, Toby, Louis SUC, lang, documentary filmmaker, befriends Richard Wilder, Luke Evans and his pregnant wife Helen Elizabeth moss who live in low-level flat with their children.
While lang maintains a class of physiology in the study of a severed head, a student named Munrow Aug excellent faints and precautionary brain scan. The next day, lang is taken to the 40-story penthouse, to meet with the King, and was invited to a party arranged royalty, snobby wife, Ann Keeley Howse.
The collection is an 18th-century costume party, where Laings casual suit ridiculed Anne and other guests, including Munrow, who also lives in the building. Humiliated, lang is ejected and becomes trapped in the Elevator during a power outage. Such outages are becoming more common, with the water shut off and chutes clogged to irritation on the lower floor residents. Royal says lang is just growing pains of a new building.
Munrows brain scans clean, but vengeful lang leads him to believe that he has a brain tumor. Another power outage ignites a night of decadent partying throughout high-rise and a drunken Munrow committed suicide by jumping from the 39 floor. Suspicious that the police are not coming to investigate, Wilder becomes intent on exposing injustice in the high-rise.
Law and order in the building will disintegrate as violence becomes commonplace, food from the supermarket becomes small, and the class struggle erupts between the sexes. It is implied that the king had bribed the authorities not to pay attention to the mess. The blame for Munrows death, langs shows signs of a mental disorder, eventually barricading himself in his apartment and settling into the atmosphere of chaos, even the sex with Helen.
Wilder, waking up from the battle with the inhabitants of the upper floors, intends to kill the King, believing him responsible for the chaos. Buying a gun from the Royal familys former housekeeper, Wilder learns that Charlotte royals assistant and Toby of the Royal family, an illegitimate child. Hacking Charlottes apartment, Wilder tortures and rapes her for information about the Royal. The only resident who still goes to work, on the top floor of the resident and television news Cosgrove Peter Ferdinando, is captured and killed by the gang of the lower floor residents.
Some residents of the upper floors ask lang to lobotomising Wilder as a dangerous agitator. After conducting a psychiatric examination, lang refused, saying that Wilder is "probably the most sane person in the house", and almost got thrown off the tower, but the king intervenes. He and lang to discuss the failed and controversial success of a high-rise as a "crucible of change" that could lead to a "New development", giving residents the opportunity to escape to a new life. Women at the top are planning to create a new control building, and Helen gives birth to her overdue child. Wilder makes his way to the penthouse, shooting Royal, died after a scuffle, and killed the royals, the harem women how Toby looks through your kaleidoscope.
The film ends as it began, in a ruined high-rise. The violence has subsided, and many people dead and homes in ruins. Lang, it seems, has gone mad, speaking of himself and others in the third person and goes to the building. He goes to Charlotte, reflecting on what happened in the end to get to the second tower development. The film concludes with Toby listened to the broadcast of Margaret Thatcher, saying that where there is state capitalism can never be political freedom.
2.1. Production. Development. (Развитие)
British producer Jeremy Thomas wanted to make a film adaptation of John. high-rise Ballards from 1970-ies. He tried to do it in the late 1970-ies with Nicolas roeg directing from a screenplay Paul Mayersberg. In 2000 years, Thomas began developing the project with screenwriter Richard Stanley and directed by Vincenzo Natali, the film is conceived as a free adaptation of the novel.
In 2013, Wheatley started looking into who owns the rights to the book, which led him to Thomas. Wheatley said:" the book makes as much sense now as it did then. It was written in the 70s, projecting themselves in the near future, but we live in that future now. Were almost in the new edition of the 70-ies”.
Screenwriter Amy Jump, who also Wheatleys wife adapted books.
Hiddlestons involvement in the project was announced in February 2014 after he was cast in the role of Dr. Robert Laing. Hiddleston previously worked with Thomas on the Jim Jarmuschs the 2013 film only lovers left alive. The involvement of Luke Evans and Elisabeth moss was announced in June of this year.
Clint Mansell composed the soundtrack for the film.
International sales were handled by Montague films and key financiers included the British film Institute and FilmFour.
2.2. Production. Shooting. (Съемки)
Principal photography began in July 2014 in Belfast, primarily in the seaside resort of Bangor, state of Colorado. Down.
3 July 2014, Director Ben Wheatley wrote the prices set. 6 August 2014, Tom Hiddleston tweeted a photo from the set seen in the image of lang, along with Wheatley, Luke Evans and Director of photography Laurie rose.
Elisabeth moss later said to Wheatley and shoot: "I dont know anyone who makes movies like him. its like if you gave him the team has become more a bit more money, costumes and hair and makeup, all that he might not have had before. It was so much fun, hes a fucking genius and hes so funny."
3. Release. (Релиз)
Prior to the production of the film, it was announced that production company StudioCanal and pranksters will distribute the film in the UK and France, respectively. In August 2015, it was announced that soda pictures will distribute the film in Canada. The film had its world premiere at the International film festival in Toronto September 13, 2015. Its international premiere took place at the film festival in San Sebastian September 21, 2015. The film appeared on the screen at the London film festival on October 9, 2015 and the Turin film festival on November 22, 2015. Soon after, it was announced that Magnet releasing has acquired distribution rights in USA for the film. The film was released March 18, 2016 in the United Kingdom. The film was released in the USA on 28 April 2016 with a day and date VOD and theatrical companies release on may 13, 2016.
The film failed to recoup their production costs.
4. Critical response. (Критическая реакция)
Critical response to the film is polarized. Tim Roby from tall Telegraph awarded 4 out of 5 stars, praising the brutality and black humor. IGN rated it a score of 7.0 out of 10, saying "pleasantly dark and disturbing adaptation of one of J. G. Ballards the best." Kate Wilson from the University gave the film a 5-star review, calling it a "masterpiece." Rotten tomatoes gives a 59% rating based on 203 reviews and average rating of 6.3 / 10, sites consensus tall may not quite live up to its classic source material, but he still offers an energetic, well-acted and thought-provoking perspective on timely socio-economic issues." Metacritic gives the film a score of 65 out of 100, based on 36 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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