(Ipswich Film Theatre)
(GB/Northern Ireland 2015)
An aspiring young doctor moves to the upper floors of a tower block where the social conditions soon degenerate into chaos.
The orgies of self-destruction and violence go on a bit too long, in what is still an interesting "retro-future" 70s sci-fi allegory based on the author's satire on modern consumerism, quite skilfully re-creating the 70s style, although perhaps not representative of that period, or of its future.
Written by: Amy Jump, from the novel by J.G. Ballard.
Producer: Jeremy Thomas.
Director: Ben Wheatley.
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elizabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Keeley Hawes, Reece Shearsmith, Bill Paterson.
Photography: Laurie Rose.
Music: Cling Mansell.
Production Design: Mark Tildesley.