The Platform aka El Hoyo (2020-Blu-ray) [Sci-Fi/Thriller]
PLOT: In the future, prisoners housed in vertical cells watch as inmates in the upper cells are fed while those below starve.
ENGLISH, SPANISH (original) and FRENCH dialogue options and with or without subtitles.
The Platform (Spanish: El hoyo, transl. The Hole) is a 2019 Spanish science fiction-horror film directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. The film is set in a large, tower-style "Vertical Self-Management Center". Its residents, who are periodically switched at random between its many floors, are fed via a platform which, initially filled with food at the top floor, gradually descends through the tower's levels, each level getting only the leftovers from the previous ones. It is a system bound to cause conflict, as the residents at the top levels can eat as much as they can, leaving increasingly little for those below.
The film's cast includes Iván Massagué, Antonia San Juan, Zorion Eguileor, Emilio Buale Coka and Alexandra Masangkay.
The film premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People's Choice Award for Midnight Madness. At TIFF, the film also secured a worldwide streaming deal with Netflix. It was released on the streaming service on 20 March 2020.
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