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The Platform (2019)

El hoyo (original title)
In a future "dystopia", prisoners housed in vertically stacked cells watch hungrily as food descends from above, feeding the upper tiers, but leaving those below ravenous and radicalized.
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A citizen of a not-too-distant "dystopia" voluntarily incarcerates himself with the promise of increased social mobility upon release, but becomes so radicalized by his captivity that he will risk everything to ride a devilish dumbwaiter on a one-way ticket to protect a "pannacotta". To appreciate this trajectory, one needs to understand his prison: The Pit - a provocative permutation of a "panopticon" whereby hundreds of cells are vertically stacked, and hollowed out through the middle. Each day, a platform adorned with a decadent feast descends through the tower from its summit. It stops on each level for a few minutes, keeping those near the top well-fed, and those at the lower levels fighting for leftovers - if any remain. As further nightmarish nuances to the nature of this imprisonment emerge, The Platform steadily reveals itself as one of the most striking contributions to cinema's pantheon of science-fiction penitentiaries and a profound parable, demonstrative of the ... Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Deep thinking at its best!
8 September 2019 | by summawrestlingSee all my reviews

Sci-fi Thriller and philosophical commentary, this movie takes you to the darker and deepest corners of the human soul, a must see of Spanish cinema!


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