The main character of The Platform — Goreng — decides to take part in a social experiment. He wakes up in a vertical tower-like prison on level 43 with a rectangular hole in the center of the cell. Every day a platform with food goes down the hole, stopping at each level to feed the inmates. And while those at top levels can enjoy as much food as they want, people at the bottom end up eating each other not to starve to death. Every month inmates are randomly reassigned to a new level, climbing up or down the hierarchy. Goreng realizes he is involved in a horrible experiment and like the rest of the inmates has to make a hard choice — follow animal’s survival instincts or try and remain human.

Did you know?

  • The prison has 333 levels, and with two inmates per cell, it makes 666 people total.
  • Following the Toronto International Film Festival, Netflix acquired the digital distribution rights, securing worldwide streaming deal and bringing The Platform into the world’s spotlight. The film became available to Netflix subscribers on March 20, 2020.


The Platform is a Spanish social sci-fi film. It premiered on September 6, 2019 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Questions and answers

  • Does The Platform have any awards?

Following the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People’s Choice Award for Midnight Madness, The Platform was praised at the Torino and Catalonian film festivals. The film also won Goya and Gaudí awards.

 See also

  • Cube
  • Escape Room
  • Saw

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