"The Platform" is a 2019 Spanish science fiction-horror film directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia.
The starring cast includes Antonia San Juan, Zorion Eguileor, Alexandra Masangkay, Iván Massagué, Emilio Buale Coka, Mario Pardo, Txubio Fernández de Jáuregui, Zihara Llana, Algis Arlauskas, Eric L. Goode and others.
Netflix on Friday, March 06, 2020 released the trailer:
The Platform | Main Trailer | Netflix.
Goreng (Iván Massagué) wakes in a concrete cell marked with the number 48. His cellmate, Trimagasi (Zorion Eguileor), explains that they are in a "Vertical Self-Management Center", a tower-style facility in which food is delivered via a platform that travels from the top down, stopping for a fixed period on each floor. Those on lower levels can eat only what those above leave, and the cell is heated or cooled to fatal temperatures if anyone tries to keep any of the food.
People are randomly reassigned to a new level each month. Each resident is allowed to bring one item in with them, Goreng choosing a copy of Don Quixote, and Trimagasi a self-sharpening knife. Trimagasi reveals that when assigned to level 132, he and his former cellmate cannibalized a resident who had fallen down the shaft. One day, a bloodied woman named Miharu (Alexandra Masangkay) rides down on the platform. Trimagasi explains that she descends the pit every month in search of her child.
As they talk, it is revealed that Goreng volunteered to spend six months in the facility in exchange for a diploma, and Trimagasi is serving a year-long sentence for manslaughter. Over the first month, they become friends, but on the day of the room shuffle, Goreng wakes up tied to his bed. They have been reassigned to level 171, where the platform is expected to be empty of food when it arrives. Trimagasi explains that he plans to cut strips of Goreng's flesh to sustain them both. On the eighth day, Trimagasi cuts into Goreng's leg but is attacked by Miharu as she comes down the platform. She frees Goreng and he kills Trimagasi. Miharu cuts out some of Trimagasi's flesh, feeding Goreng and eating some herself before continuing down.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Platform.
The film The Platform was scheduled to be released on September 6, 2019 (TIFF) and on March 20, 2020 (Netflix) by Netflix, Festival Films / Yedra Films and Latido Films.
The duration of the film is 94 minutes.
The Platform got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7/10.
More information about The Platform you can get at:
IMDB: El hoyo
Wikipedia: The Platform (film)