'The Platform': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about unsettling prison thriller

Class struggle, starvation and death make up the premise of the Netflix sci-fi film

                            'The Platform': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about unsettling prison thriller
'The Platform' (IMDb)

Spanish sci-fi thriller 'The Platform' first premiered at the TIFF last year and people loved it. After this, Netflix picked it up for worldwide streaming. Read on for all you need to know about this unsettling prison story.

Release Date 

'The Platform' is slated to release on March 20, 2020.


Netflix's original premise reads: "In a prison where inmates on high floors eat better than those below, who get the scant scraps, one man tries to effect change so everyone gets enough." The film is based in a vertical prison wherein food travels between floors on a concrete platform and the people at the top get the best food and the ones in the middle and the very bottom rely on whatever leftovers remain after the people at the top have had their fill. 


Ivan Massagué (Getty Images)

Spanish actor Iván Massagué was last seen in Spanish adventure film 'The Year the Plague'.

Antonia San Juan

Antonia San Juan (Getty Images)

Antonia San Juan is a Spanish actor, writer, director, and theater performer. She is best known for playing the character of 'Estela Reynolds' in Spanish TV sitcom 'La que se avecina'.

Zorion Eguileor

Zorion Eguileor (Getty Images)

Zorion Eguileor plays Trimagasi in the film. 



The trailer gives us an insight into a vertical prison and the lives of the prisoners. The only food available for them to eat is the leftovers of the people above them, moving on a concrete table between floors. Greed, suicide, madness, fear, starvation and a hint of cannibalism make up the premise of the trailer. Iván Massagué and Zorion Eguileor seem to be inmates sharing the same floor and the latter reveals chilling details of the ways of the prison to Massagué's character who is visibly upset and decides to take matters in his own hands to try to stop all the madness.

Where to Watch

'The Platform' releases on March 20, 2020, only on Netflix.

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