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HIGH-RISE

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HIGH-RISE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 118m 54s

Release date 18/03/2016

BBFCInsight strong violence, sex, very strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Ben Wheatley

Cast includes Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Keeley Hawes, Dan Renton Skinner, Sienna Guillory, Enzo Cilenti, Peter Ferdinando, Reece Shearsmith

Summary HIGH-RISE is an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's 1975 novel about the breakdown of society within a high-rise apartment complex.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 08/03/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HIGH-RISE is an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's 1975 novel about the breakdown of society within a high-rise apartment complex.

Violence

Fights include heavy blows to the head and punches to the face and stomach, with a lot of characters left bloodied afterwards. A man is shot with a blood spray from the bullet impact and another man is stabbed repeatedly, with some drops of blood spraying into the air.

There is also some strong gore in a medical context as a doctor cuts into the top of a severed head and peels back the skin to expose the flesh and skull underneath.

There are some scenes that imply sexual violence as women are dragged off screen by groups of men.

Sex

There are several scenes of strong sex, with vigorous and extended thrusting, alongside breast and buttock nudity. There is an implication of anal sex as a woman gets on all fours after asking who is going to "f**k me in the arse".

Language

There is a single use of very strong language ('c**t') and occasional use of strong language ('f**k'). Other bad language includes uses of 'bastard' and 'Christ'.

Other issues include some drug use, with lines of cocaine being snorted at a party and some smoking of joints.

Details

Title
HIGH-RISE
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
11/02/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
118m 54s
Approved footage
10701+0
BBFC reference
BFF324599
Registration number
CFJ38286

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