The heartrending story of a British boy's four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War.
Coming in March 2016 from acclaimed director Ben Wheatley, a major motion picture adaptation of J. G. Ballard''s compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos, starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss. ''Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.'' Within the walls of a high-tech forty-storey high-rise, the residents are hell-bent on an orgy of sex and destruction, answering to primal urges that their utopian surroundings can''t satisfy. The high-rise is a would-be paradise turned dystopia, ruled by intimidation and violence, and, as the residents organize themselves for war, floor against floor, no one wants it to stop ...
Led by a charismatic doctor, a group of individuals form a violent protest movement to tear down the consumer society and replace it with a more meaningful existence. As middle England comes under attack, a sense of panic grips the capital.
Richard's father was fatally wounded at the Metro-Centre, a shopping mall, when a deranged mental patient opened fire on a crowd of shoppers. When the main suspect is released without charge, thanks to the dubious testimony of self-styled pillars of the community, Richard suspects that there is more to his father's death than what meets the eye.