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The Platform (2019)

El Hoyo (original title)
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A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. One only food platform and two minutes per day to feed from up to down. An endless nightmare trapped in The Pit.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan Massagué ... Goreng
Zorion Eguileor Zorion Eguileor ... Trimagasi
Antonia San Juan ... Imoguiri
Emilio Buale Emilio Buale ... Baharat
Alexandra Masangkay Alexandra Masangkay ... Miharu
Zihara Llana Zihara Llana ... Mali
Mario Pardo ... Amigo de Baharat
Algis Arlauskas ... Preso
Txubio Fernández de Jáuregui Txubio Fernández de Jáuregui ... Jefe de Restaurante (as Txubio Fernández)
Eric Goode ... Sr. Brambang (as Eric L. Goode)
Óscar Oliver Óscar Oliver ... Cocinero
Chema Trujillo Chema Trujillo ... Preso Nivel 5
Miriam Martín Miriam Martín ... Presa Nivel 5
Gorka Zufiaurre Gorka Zufiaurre ... Preso Síndrome de Down
Miriam K. Martxante Miriam K. Martxante ... Cocinera
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In a dystopian future with absence of resources, people can freely to inn The Pit, a vertical underground jail where after an interview to check the possible admission, the volunteer passes a determined time in exchange to get more social position. Hoping to get an approved title, Goreng wakes up in the level 18 to discover The Pit's structure: only one cell of 6 meters height (so-so 20 feet) per level with a rectangular hole in the middle in all them, used by The Pit's administration to descend a too rectangular floating platform with the food for all prisoners, downing from level 0 (the restaurant where food is cooked) to the bottom, staying 2 minutes per level. With veteran Trimagasi as cell's partner, Goreng learns eventually The Pit's main rules: 1st, each inmate arrives The Pit with a personal object from the exterior; 2nd, the inmates can't keep food off the platform under penalty to die by extreme heat or cold; and 3rd, one time per month all inmates are asleep with gas in ... Written by Chockys

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (Spain) See more »

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The Platform See more »

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$214,503
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Dolby Atmos

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2.35 : 1
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World outside The Pit never is shown. See more »

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References Cube (1997) See more »

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Government Power critiqued
13 November 2019 | by VoyagerMN1986See all my reviews

I have seen the two writers discuss this film. It is interesting, each is from an area opproessed by the central govnrnment in Spain, one from Catalonia, wherre there is a populare indpendence/autonomy movement; and one from Bilbao in Basque country controlled by Spain.

I think their perspective/parable on oppressive government and "the powers that be" at the top government levels, out 'betters" in central and ever oppressive and controlling government, deciding who gets what in "the Platform" dystopia is quite well done.


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