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The Platform (2019)

El hoyo (original title)
TV-MA | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 20 March 2020 (USA)
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A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. Only one food platform and two minutes per day to feed. An endless nightmare trapped in The Hole.

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David Desola (screenplay by), Pedro Rivero (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan Massagué ... Goreng
Zorion Eguileor Zorion Eguileor ... Trimagasi
Antonia San Juan ... Imoguiri
Emilio Buale Emilio Buale ... Baharat
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 ... 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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Storyline

A mysterious place, an indescribable prison, a deep hole. An unknown number of levels. Two inmates living on each level. A descending platform containing food for all of them. An inhuman fight for survival, but also an opportunity for solidarity. Written by yusufpiskin

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Trivia

Trimagasi and Goreng say "obvio" (Eng. "obviously") 26 times along the movie. See more »

Goofs

at 28:11 the Trimagasi's right hand is on Goreng body but in the next shot his left hand is, and again in the next shot his right hand is on Goreng's body. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Goreng: [narrating] There are 3 kinds of people; the ones above, the ones below, and the ones who fall.
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Brutal
21 March 2020 | by terrencepatrixSee all my reviews

Let me get this right from the get go...this movie is not a 7 in the broad scheme of movies, not at all. It is a 7 in a very bizarre genre where ethics, morals, and poor taste are enclosed within a small space.

This movie is disgusting, violent, somewhat graphic, and hard to watch at times. It also just plain doesn't make any dang sense throughout much of it. But I do think it was a fantastic watch!

The synopsis explains the basics of the film so I won't bother and waste time. This is a film about how whoever is at top abuses those below them and how that dynamic can shift at any time. And while logic tells us we should adjust our behavior to make things better over time....we really don't. We just repeat the abuse and send it back down over and over never learning our lesson. This is an extreme literal interpretation of our behavior as a society and it is delivered with depravity, blood, and violence.

There is an overall message of hope at it's core, but it is literally insulated in blood and viscera. Minds are warped and broken, people die by the scores, everyone is a monster, and yet there is a message of hope at the very end. This movie lays bare how ugly we really are at our core as a people and society, and not in a subtle way. It's pretty brutal and often gross.

I enjoyed it. I don't know if you will.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,090,116
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Dolby Atmos

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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