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Set in some near dystopian future, the movie follows Goreng who wakes up to find himself in 'the pit' - a seemingly endless concrete tower that houses an equally endless number of prisoners.
Every month, each person is randomly assigned to a new floor, alongside another inmate. They are fed once a day, with a buffet lowered through the rectangular hole running through the middle of the prison.
Those on the top get first dibs, before it drops down the levels, with people gorging on as much as they can before it moves again - with those at the bottom left with nothing.
The premise is that if everyone took just what they needed, there would be enough for everyone. Sound familiar?
The movie is a brutal gorefest, with plenty of blood, starvation, murders, oh, and a healthy dose of cannibalism. If that's your thing.
It was awarded the People's Choice Award for Midnight Madness at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and has a rating on 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Film fans on Twitter are even comparing the movie's scathing social satire to Bong Joon-ho's Oscar-winning Parasite.
If you think that basement situation in Parasite scared you. And you wanna see how privilege and inequality brutally plays out in the confines of a multi-leveled state-of-the-art prison,- Janus Novio (@JanusNovio) March 20, 2020
then go watch The Platform on Netflix RIGHT NOW pic.twitter.com/WcFcVYv5ne
The Platform is better than Parasite when it comes to effectively portraying the social inequalities we have rn- Talaping ping talapong pong talap2 (@yubbiechums) March 23, 2020
If you love the movie Parasite then I highly recommend to watch Netflix's The Platform. It is a unique metaphorical display of how society really is. It's also very timely considering the situation of our world right now. 9/10 pic.twitter.com/N3xn5AVeFR- :sunny: (@MartinusClydus) March 23, 2020
One fan wrote: "New movie recommendation. It's F***ING CRAZY like on the same level as Parasite. It's called The Platform on Netflix. Holy s***."
Another said: "If you think Parasite was insane, The Platform on Netflix is absolutely f***ing mental. I love it."
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