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The Platform (2019)

El hoyo (original title)
TV-MA | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 20 March 2020 (USA)
1:49 | Trailer
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.


David Desola (screenplay by), Pedro Rivero (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
423 ( 26)
11 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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Did You Know?


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


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 »


[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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References Cube (1997) See more »

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Such a Interesting Idea That Leaves You Hungry For More
24 May 2020 | by Blk_Ne190See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie particularly at the start. The first chunk is great when the lead and the first 'cell mate' are talking. The dialogue is great and really sharp.

This momentum carries in for most of the movie, how ever It did seem to grid to a holt somewhere in the third act and to be honest it was the tail end of the 3rd act.

It has lots of build up and mystery and come the third act they set it up like they are gonna get some answers and they are gonna make a change and then it's just like flat. You keep waiting for something to happen and then it doesn't. There is a plot twist? At the end but then it still just kinda limps on for another ten minutes till the credits roll.

The allegory is also very in your face but works for the most part. My interpretation is that it is an allegory for societal classes and rich vs poor. But it doesn't make much sense. They are, to me randomly assigned a floor each month so that isn't a class that is just ever changing. One mouth you are the rich and then next you are the poor. I do understand that in it's self is interesting as you never know where you will land so you need to treat everyone well. I guess I wish the actions determined where they landed but maybe that would be a different movie.

I also would have loved to explore the world more. This idea is so Intriguing, why was this facility made, who are the administration, does anyone ever leave alive? I feel like this movie could have delved deeper into the lore of this world and really fleshed it out and coloured it in a bit more.

So like I said I think the majority of this movie is great but there are just some points that kinda knock it down for me but they don't ruin the film so give it a watch

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20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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