English Movies Short Reviews

The Platform(2019)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

A brilliant execution of an even brilliant design!!

I have to say I started watching this Netflix movie without too much expectation after watching the trailer. But to my surprise, the movie turned out to be a really innovative one.

A mysterious vertical prison, with one cell per level, two persons per cell and unknown number of levels. The food is prepared for all the inmates exactly to meet their needs and is moved from top to bottom in a platform stopping at each cells for a couple of minutes, prisoners in the top most cell eats first and then the levels below. Story starts when Goreng, a new entrant into the prison, wakes up at level 48, and learns the rules of the prison from his cellmate. From each passing moment, we learn the mysterious ways the prison work.

We slowly learn that the prison is designed like the actual setup in our society. There is enough food in the platform for all the inmates of the prison, but if the men above consume more than what is required, the people below suffers. Galder Gaztelu-Urutia sets up a futuriatic prison so brilliantly, with a puzzling narrative. The movie is aided by brilliant pergormances from the lead characters.

The platform is dark and myterious and at the same time highly thought provoking and psychological. It is a depiction how Society functions and how people with a lower social status suffer because of the wrong doings of the superior class. Each character in the movie has deep meaning and surely warrants multiple watches!

By sreenathjvm

I am a healthcare professional. An ardent movie lover. Writing about movies forever has been an obsession.

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