THE PLATFORM

SPANISH VERSION

It is time to analyse a movie from Netflix, this time one made in 2019 starring by Iván Massagué.

SYNOPSIS

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 Hole. Watch trailer.

OVERVIEW AND EXPECTATIONS

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. It is an Spanish movie that has had plenty of good comments around the world. It is an original story of normal people in a strange kind of prison. I was expecting for a gore movie, similar to Saw. However, as the movie is going forward it was attracting my attention. The characters are well developed and the story is so interesting, even it made me think about this kind of punisments to rehabilitate people and raise awareness about equity and politics.

MAIN CHARACTERS

Iván Massagué                                                         Alexandra Masangkay

Ivan Massagué                                 Alexandra Masangkay

If you click on the name you will see a gallery of photos of each one by Google. Alexandra is an Spanish actress who I personally do not remember in other movies. A little bit thin from my point of view but definitely so beautiful. I would like to have a ranking of the main characters in the movies that I post, a reason why if you want to give them a vote you can do it as follows:

¡SPOILERS ALERT! ¡SPOILERS ALERT!

FROM HERE THERE WILL BE CONTENT THAT TALKS DIRECTLY ABOUT SITUATIONS IN THE MOVIE, REASON WHY IF YOU WANT TO WATCH IT BEFORE TO CONTINUE IS A GOOD MOMENT TO DO THAT. WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED YOU CAN COME BACK TO FINISH YOUR CONTRIBUTION OTHERWISE IF YOU DO NOT MIND SPOILERS YOU WILL BE MORE THAN WELCOME TO CONTINUE. THE IDEA IS NOT TO TELL THE WHOLE MOVIE BECAUSE IT WILL BE ANNOYING FROM ME WITH YOU GUYS.

THE BEST SCENES

  1. When Trimagasi has to start eating Goreng because of the starvation he is feeling and how Miharu save him killing the old man, leading to Goreng to the need to eat that body.
  2. When Miharu is murdered by a guy and Goreng and Baharat have to fight with him and another man to survive and be able to continue their descent by the platform. Goreng is beaten almost to dead and Baharat is injured with a sword, injury that leads him to death.

THE END

For me it is not a good ending. There are many things unsolved and unexplained, maybe because they want to make a sequel. In the final scenes of The Platform, we see our protagonist Goreng, who astonishingly came to the platform of cement cells voluntarily, and Baharat find a child hiding under the bed in Level 333. Goreng and Baharat are out of food long before getting there, with the exception of the panna cotta, which they believed would be their message to Level 0. They give the child the dessert and let the platform go back up without them. First question is, what does it happen with the child once he reach the level 0.

The next day, Baharat is dead from his injuries. Goreng and the child climb the platform, but Goreng gets off, knowing his journey is over because the message is the child, not him. Goreng can’t go as he has already killed and been corrupted by the system. Second question, is Goreng dead or alive at the end?, third question, why did not Miharu go up with her child using the platform if she go down each time to feed her?

My interpretation of the movie is that the entire movie was a metaphor for capitalism and its message could not have hit us more than these days during a pandemic. If the prisoners (citizens) would agree to work together, take only their fair share, and not be so greedy, there would be far less suffering.

SCORE

According to my criteria which take into account some simple characteristics, my score for this movie from 1.0 to 10.0 is:

7.4

Below, you can leave your score for this movie and it is going to be updated weekly with the average of the people who vote, therefore, we will see what is the score compare with my criteria.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and participate with your votes and comments. This blog is done with dedication and the willingness to share one of my passions with the world. See you in the next analysis and all the comments that you want to leave to me, please leave them here. In a week a new movie to butcher.

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