Based on JG Ballard’s dystopian vision of Thatcherite England, the novel was considered impossible to be adapted – and seeing the film, it’s easy to see why. Set entirely inside a brutalist skyscraper, the of the title is home to various social groups, including Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and its creator, Jeremy Irons, and his wife, Keeley Hawes. The film is set from Hiddleston’s perspective, who is essentially looking to be anonymous and live a hermit lifestyle. However, his neighbours quickly bring him into the burgeoning party scene that is replete with alcohol, swinging and cocaine. We’re introduced to the various classes at play in the , the elite led by an oily James Purefoy and Keeley Hawes, the bourgeois represented by Sienna Miller and Reece Shearsmith, and the lower levels of families encapsulated by Luke Evans’ impotent rage and Elisabeth Moss’ quiet desperation.