One of the best movies during the past few years. The movie is a simultaneous interplay of mirroring of integrated events of a building at about four levels. The protagonist author who trying to find his voice as he told his story writing teacher. Talking lessons in story writing for over three years. His teacher provides private tuitions where the teacher starts collaborating in shaping the story. But the author who wants to write "true literature" in order to write a book much better than the book of his high selling and award winning author wife.
Then he starts getting close to the neighbors in his building in order to write his story around their characters and lives. In order to take control of his script he starts to dictate events in his story by manipulating the lives of his neighbors. Finally the neighbor characters use him to commit a crime which he had only encouraged them. The author is finally implicated and imprisoned for same crime which his neighbors committed and set him up as the fall guy. The author is conned by the very same neighbors he thought was conning.