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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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Credited cast:
Emilio Buale Emilio Buale
Zorion Eguileor Zorion Eguileor
Alexandra Masangkay Alexandra Masangkay
Ivan Massagué
Antonia San Juan
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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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Spanish

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Excellent 21st Century Dystopian Parable
11 September 2019 | by shakespeherian_ragSee all my reviews

THE PLATFORM joins the ranks of the very best dystopian and deeply human parables which include METROPOLIS, EXTERMINATING ANGEL, STALKER and SNOWPIERCER.

It is a film that is better to have revealed as you watch. Go in without watching any trailers, you will feel the same confusion and dread as the main character who has things revealed to him.

But it is certainly not for the squeamish and weak of stomach. There are a whole lot of human bodily functions taken to disturbing extremes.


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