THE PLATFORM Ending Explained!

In this video we take a deep dive, review, recap and explain the ending to Netflix’s latest horror film from Spain “The Platform”. El Hoyo. Follow me on twitter: …


45 thoughts on “THE PLATFORM Ending Explained!

  1. Irony is –
    1) the producer of this film (Netflix) earned the most out of this film
    2) then the director
    3) the writer
    4) VFX guy
    5) the cameramen
    …….and in the last in the darkness it's us who directly paid Netflix to watch this film with a message that contradicts itself which we will forget in a day or two!

    The idea was great but the whole agenda of this story is to criticize the capitalism, they could have given it a meaningful end but only a talented writer can end a story…which is the most difficult part of writing…if the agenda was to write a story with a message and not a message with a story then we could have had a great ending.

  2. How do they magically change levels every month and are the levels they’re at totally random or is it a consequence of how they did the previous month?

  3. A little theory I had was that the people on top get the best food and the people at the lower levels are left with the left overs or nothing at all. What I mean by that is the people at the “top” are the rich and powerful never being hungry and always having food, the people at the “lower levels” can be seen as the lower class. I say this because it comes to show how people of the lower class have to go throw Hunger and not having food to eat and having to do bad things just to be able to eat food. This is further shown by the people at the top not giving a dam about the people at the bottom if they eat or not. Just like today Society nobody in the top class knows what it is to live as a lower class people.

  4. My personal view is that this place is purgatory. The souls of the dead are being tested through trials and tribulations. You can see the main character talking at the entrance. Level 0,1 and 2. Notice the woman (inoguiri) interviewing him and the numbers 1 and 2 behind her. The whole structure goes from heaven to hell. Food for the soul at the top and starvation at the bottom. The movie is testing the characters. The absolute bottom is devoid of light. The food added to the moving platform is every should favorite dish. Meaning there are literally 666 dishes on the platform and everyone would have a chance to eat if each person just ate their favorite plate. The other thing that gives credence that they are truly on the afterlife is the platform itself. It is moved by nothing. Nothing is sustaining it. The washed girl can man innocence or hope. The message they want to send to the top is that good still exist.

  5. Guy I got calluses on the bottom of my feet that could feed a person a decent amount of protein twice a week. I think I could survive a month for real.

  6. The administration is best i can think of is greed and wanting to be the best of the best, because the chef takes a lot of pride in his lavish meals coupled with violin music and fine glasswear. Rather than fixing an unfair system, they instead hide it like putting child poverty at the most bottom floor along with the criminal activity. This leaves the best looking residents at the top platform and the “richest” in the eyes of the rest of the world. It makes them get what they want of looking the most well put together establishment by shortcutting the system and putting everyone else, the 60% of people that make below 40k, underneath the rug. Kind of how like the United States has a GDP of 19 trillion yet it is similar to a third wheel country in that many people do not have health insurance, our criminal justice is flawed, our gun violence is through the roof, and our education is a shame. Looks pretty on the outside but holds a whole lot of lies and deception.

  7. I just finished this movie at 12:54 am (it’s dark) and HOLY SHIT BRO. I’m trippin out rn and I feel really weird and sad and I have a pit in my stomach

  8. I just realized how corrupt the VTS is, No One at the Top was Special or Deserving..the Positions were randomized every month..That Alone made it highly impossible for ppl to ration from Level 1 down..Because someone who might’ve spent a month on level 112 could’ve woken up on Level 2, Traumatized, Resentful, Starving and able to eat as much as they could before they woke up again at the Bottom. THEY WERE ALL SCREWED

  9. I think the message of the movie is that we know the world is fucked up too much to change it entirely. This is symbolized by the impossible problem to solve of how do you feed 666 people with one table of food. Eventually everyone would starve and there is nothing you can do about that.

    Eventually we accept that and our place in the world. What level we are on and how to make the best of that situation. But in the end we know we have failed which is Goreng going into darkness.

    But hope isn’t lost and you can find solidarity in having children and teaching them to be good, slowly affecting change in the world until it’s a better place.

    That’s my understanding of the movie. When I was young I got caught up with how awful the world could be, and kept trying to figure out how to solve that problem. It took me many years to realize that the only thing I could change was my own life. And once I was stable and in a better place only then could I affect change for the better.

  10. I don’t get how they change levels. Like how can you wake up and suddenly be at 150 and you were previously at 50?

  11. Glad that Netflix can produce such hard sci-fi auteur film amongs a shitload of mediocres or acceptables movies. It's a great film but definetily not for everyones ! Great video by the way 😎

  12. Im beginning to think the comment section is better explained, just saying though. Like some are saying youre just summarizing. No need to watch the movie. Thanks to you. Sarcasm of course.

  13. Greed will bring the end of humanity, but nobody admits their greedy. A tiny virus taught to the world that we are all more or less greedy, because we are human!

  14. I would order a live monkey 🐒 or poisonings eel fish for the ones above to die and food to make it to me after a couple of weeks.

  15. I watched the movie in its original language, Spanish from Spain. People in the comments focus on the economic aspect of the prison system, but no one has commented about the social and cultural side of it. If you want to explore further why a child made it to the prison (a child that looks foreigner to Spain) listen to what trimagasi said about those illegal people he killed when he threw the TV out the window. There is to notice, also, the mention of Baharat being a negro by the couple in the level above Goren and Baharat. Racism. In some cultures, illegal immigrants are treated and referred to as less than animals (shocking, but do your reseach). The policy of no people under 16 being allowed in a prison run by a dehumanized administration, wouldn't apply to an illegal (assuming she is) immigrant. The message is the girl, because if she reached the surface alive it'd expose the administration's flaws and the real purpose of that prison.

  16. I think there is enough food. Everyone can go up to 10 days without food if they drink water. (Without going crazy) That means that if everyone truly worked together they could all probably eat twice a week one solid meal each time. No killing each other and the program would be over. Think about how many people in this world go days if not weeks without a solid meal. Lack of compassion and empathy is still the problem in the world today. There are more than enough resources in the world yet we are so divided economically. To me I think about how there are more vacant properties in the US than homeless people, yet so many people are homeless. Now apply that logic to every aspect in life and you see the problems the people in this prison are facing are indeed what plagues everyone. The system is designed for failure, yet success is an option. It’s just rarely ever achieved. We’ve programmed to be selfish not selfless. We can learn from this movie.

  17. Wait firstly you said that the people in the hole don't know what they're getting themselves into before they come. But then how did Baharat know to bring a rope with him to climb up?

  18. This movie is POS! Capitalism, is the ONLY way to bring opportunities to all. It doesn't offer handouts (TNSTAAFL). You have to make it for yourself, or enjoy section 8.

  19. I'm also confused at the ending but I think (not sure) when Goreng said 'The child is the message' (instead of pannacotta) cuz it said there that under the age of 16 is forbidden to join or enter the Hole. So if Goreng would be able to bring the child up to level 0 then the people there might realize something. Or maybe just to save that poor child.

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