The novel is about a luxury tower that turns into a chaos—a wacky metaphor for class warfare. In 1995, the author wrote that in his opinion, the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb. He predicts upheavals in the social system; this prediction resonated in his novel “High-Rise”. In the giant forty-floor apartment complex, representatives of different classes live on different floors. As in an action move, the building descends into really tribal factions. And the clash between the bottoms and tops is inevitable.
Hiddleston plays Dr. Robert Laing, a new inhabitant of the skyscraper, a middle-class man who looks for anonymity among a lot of the residents. He lives on the 27th floor built for the affluent, but after a while he appears at the top, where the super-rich, including the architect of the building Anthony Royale (Jeremy Irons), live. And then Laing gets caught in anarchy, violence and madness.1 comment