Movie: The Platform
Direction: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
Cast: Iván Massagué, Antonia San Juan, Zorion Eguileor, Emilio Buale, Alexandra Masangkay
Music: Aranzazu Calleja
Cinematographer: Jon D Domínguez
Editor: Haritz Zubillaga, Elena Ruiz
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
What is it about: Human have the luxury to own anything like food but don’t have the right to waste it, was strongly screened by David Desola and Pedro Rivero. This movie show us about sharing, togetherness, humanity and equality by making the viewers to feel a gore journey.
The movie goes like this, a dining table with a feast starts to travel from level 1 with a stop for only 2 minutes at each level, up until it reaches its last level 333. This quick food journey is in the centre of an upright building termed as rehabilitation centre. In each level there are 2 cell mates who are well prepared in their positions, to grab the available food to eat and when time up drop the rest down. Never the feast was shared equally nor available for all.
Our Hero Goreng with his book, joined this journey to quit smoking. His cell mate, an old Man Trimagasi was well skilled to fill his stomach with every unwanted food on the table, left only hunger for Goreang. Levels changed along with his cell mates, up and down, days passed to make Goreng taste the blood and flesh of a human to survive! In this journey our hero see a lady Imoguiri, who is searching for her child travelling on the table across levels. Our hero tries to help and protect her. The search for a message starts here. Our hero along with his strong new cell mate Baharat decide to take the responsibility of food for all. This blood shed journey with a plate of panna cotta will nail the viewers for a real message!
This story of David Desola was well directed by Galder Gaztelu. Strong dialogue delivery and background score will keep this science fiction thriller on the move. Full movie was shot at a single place was aesthetically cinematographed. Every character delivered a message to the audience. The cannibalism theory portrayed in this movie might make the viewers awkward. Movie not to be watched with kids.
Verdict: In search of a rehab centre to quit a habit, our hero end up fighting to deliver an important message to this world. A story to watch and realise to self! It’s streaming on Netflix.
Watch the Trailer here: