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Welcome to cinema summary Ladies and gentlemen, today we're discussing a Spanish film called lol or the platform as it's known in English, a dystopian science fiction fancy ish film about humanity, desperation, or what happens in a worst case scenario. 
Now just a heads up, I'll be going through a summary of the film's events. So that means spoilers ahead before going on at length about the film, its themes, the message and the ideas he discusses and how you should go about watching this film because it's like most films, by the way, this is the platform explain. So the first thing we see is that a fancy pants kitchen where this food inspector guy goes about inspecting the kitchen, looking over prepared dishes in finding it to his liking. 
And it's after this that we meet this guy played by Yvonne segway named grey in this very spacious cellblock of a rectangular hole, the ceiling in the floor. And as you can see, it gives you a very clear view of everyone above you and below you, but Greg's not alone. There's an older gentleman named Chima gassy, played by saurian egri Layard, who is a bit stand offish, not very friendly and kind of a prick. Let's be honest. So we've got two strangers in a room together. And they just talked about this place. 
Because Ladies and gentlemen, this is the pit in the underground prison complex, with cells that are six metres tall in the building itself, stretching deep beneath the earth, and no one's really sure how far it goes down there. Where the prisoners do know is that there are rules here And rule number one is that any prisoner who enters can come in with a single thing from the outside. 
Greg himself has a copy of Don Quixote the past the time and finally getting to breeding it, while Chima Cassie has a self sharpening knife. Oh, yeah, and rule number three is that every month, the prisoners are guests and conscious so that they will be moved to a different level and in turn, get a new cellmate in Finally, rule number two, you're not allowed to take any food off the platform, lest you be burned or frozen to death. You see this complex there just magically rising and falling platform that stopped with the food prep in the kitchen, as we saw in the beginning of the film, with the upper level starting from level zero, level zero in the kitchen, getting the first pick and a setting from there on. And since there are a lot of levels and only this much food in this prison food is like dark humour. Not everyone gets it. So the lower the person goes, the lesser there is for everyone else, it because of this, people go a little mad sometimes. 
Now mind you, there's this process to enter the prison voluntarily, as people like goreng crazily enough want to get into the prison as they can get some social mobility. It's not the exact wording used in the film. But think social credit or certification as Greg himself enters as he wants to quit smoking, which is just crazy. But anyway, back to the platform, the food is there, each room or each level, I should say for two minutes before the platform is sent again. And of course, people get a little angry with this deal. If anything like Chima gassy, you'll spit in it or do much worse, which doesn't make him any friends with the people down below. It's like the most miserable Battle Royale game. But instead of trying to kill people, you're just trying to survive. Although killing people with an off the menu week week. 
Now, since going in trim a gosee or on the 14th floor, the food is not at all hygienic. I mean, it's so nasty, your dog probably wouldn't eat this, let me I don't mind wouldn't eat it because she's dead. that's besides the point. It's just it. Of course, when you're stuck in a situation, you try to keep to yourself hold out against the hunger and refuse to eat it, which is what green does, since he knows it's disgusting, but ultimately, hunker down and he gives it it's a very difficult dilemma to deal with. And this conflict in and of itself is a key part of the whole narrative in the movie. How do people deal with being in an extreme situation where their classwork level determines how privileged you are? How do we react? How do we deal? Do we try to play along? Do we try to Adobe can destroy the other guy? Or do we try and refuse to partake in the institution and systems that put us in a situation like arrangements. And this doesn't have to be just for food, you can apply this similar principle to other things like medicine, fuel, money, weapons, clothing, or shelter, eyes, some examples. And as you see already, it seems that the best option is to protect the system for your own survival. Nothing against the other guy. It's just I'm trying to get by and do what's best for me. A very rational egoist argument, as I said before, people do what's best for them or what they think is best for them. So some people toss themselves down the hole. Some people murder each other, which at least means there's more food for everyone else. Or sometimes you get people like me Haru this crazy mute chick who's obsessed of fighting a child, her child, specifically, who's been kept here in this prison in she's been here A long time going up and down the platform searching for her missing child, and who ultimately saves goehring life after trauma gase tries to kill him. And ultimately this goes on for months of Garang losing bits and pieces of his mind to the savagery and craziness of this whole situation, especially when he's taken to level 252, where the food barely arrives, and is given a different cellmate named mo gooery, whose name I totally butchered. Who was the woman who interviewed Greg before allowing him entry into the prison, and who suffers a grizzly fates, in order to save grain. And later Greg meets his new silly named Bharat on level six, who initially tries to rope climb his way out and up to level zero, but then grant comes up with a different plan. If a scarcity of food is a problem, that they have to make sure everyone has enough to eat, and to do so the two of them ride the platform down together in ration out the food to the prisoners. And as a prelude to the rebellion. The two of them send up a panna cotta off to level zero as proof that they can change the system and have the conviction to not mess up their plan. Although this proves way more difficult than expected, because there's more than 300 levels. In fact, there are 333 and usually by four 100. There's no more food left, but the scraps of scraps, which still holds true even with the rationing, but when the duo finally arrived to the bottom, the Find a child in harvest child who may give some cheese before sending her up on the platform back up to level zero, with the film ending with a child rising, leaving behind Kareena Bharat. So of all it said, it's very clear that this movie is very artsy, it's not your typical film. There's a message here there are these fantastical elements. And there's a clear thesis statement being made. That gives this movie a character. And it's because of these factors that I believe you shouldn't look at this movie like as a strange, unexplainable and twist ending movie, like we usually cover on this channel. Instead, you should look at this as a story. The film was very much a fable or an allegory like Plato's cave, with a very clear takeaway about humanity, what drives us to betray each other? And how do we resolve that? my takeaway is that the big thing that does so the first place that is to say divides us are the systems that are in place. The film is set in a dystopian future, where resources are scarce, and people voluntarily enter prison, because there are benefits which is absurd to me. But as we see, the whole thing's kind of a scam of people set up for failure when a crucial part of existing is limited, aka food. And so the haves the have nots are divided instantly by their levels. With those in the lower crusts are surely despising and hitting those on top, all the while suffering from starvation and insanity brought upon by hunger. And in order to have some sense of agency. These people go to extreme lengths like killing each other or cannibalising for the sake of survival, while those up top have to live with the guilt, or the apathy of their feasting, do they eat just enough to get by? Do they eat as much as they can sit in a month's time, they might not be able to eat as much food anymore? Should we think of me or should we think of you? There's a very clear class warfare theme going on throughout this movie. Although this film doesn't just focus on the ups and downs of being up and down. It also looks at class warfare horizontally, that is to say, what divides people we're in the same boat. Tim Lagasse does whatever he can to screw over the other inmates, because that is as much power as he can get inside here, besides simply killing his son, although that there's not much to do, though at the same time you have someone like me Haru, who does kill Toma gase out of her own moral code. Although what divides her from Tama gase is her psychological intrinsic desire, which is a want to find her child in this prison. And whether she knew it or not. By saving goreng she allows go right to fulfil this one for her by the end of the film, in rescue or child by putting her up on the platform, heading up to level zero. conversing. The film also talks about what drives people think gather, familiarity and selflessness like with a guru who say my again butcher, and who as I said before, Greg knew prior to be in prison, because she was his interviewer, and who ultimately sacrifices your body for green survival. 
Another thing is, the woman herself didn't know that it would be this data. And as a former interviewer, who sent people to this pit, her sacrifice would be the first step towards making up for potentially sending hundreds to their deaths and enacting change within through goregaon is stuck, giving the Gordon the strength to continue on in this prison and potentially an unchanged inside. He ultimately succeeds by meeting up and working with baja rods, and together they bond over their simple in her own plan. vary, you may plan to control the system inversely for the betterment of everyone who is controlled by sin system, throwing away the rational egoism and pessimism for something more optimistic, if utility Here's sort of like an ant colony Captain steady glass box. by human, there's not much they can do to break the glass, so Levi's will start digging in the sand. Much in a similar way, the prisoners have to exploit the system and do what they can with the rules provided. 
And it's very clear, there's a big theme and message here about overconsumption and sustainability. A society that is constrained or limited and resource must be smart with how we manage the resources. So the resources are allocated in such a way that only a small number of people can benefit you screw over a lot of people, which morally is wrong and probably is not going to work out in your favour the long because even then, the film proposes that the position of those of the top is precarious, and those people won't always be up there, which is an interesting take on the whole issue of resources, resource management. Now mind you, these resources don't have to strictly be food. 
They can also be manpower, as evidence of this idea. By the end of the film, we have Gregor Bharat themselves becoming these human resources as Russian years of the food, which is also kind of ironic considering that the words greying and Bharat refers to fried foods and a spice blend, respectively. It's kind of like a Dragonball Z naming scheme going over here.
In the end, we as people have got with each other out, and we have to do what we can, before we got it, if possible, fight against the injustices within a system like a night of the chivalric story, Greg himself goes from just some dude to what can be described as a night having a just cause the fight for in a meeting to save, as well as his own giants to slay whether they be a person or a system. And I think that we have got to do that too. We've got to be humanistic, be empathetic, be hopeful that we can enact change, even if they go out on the frontlines to Russia what supplies and resources we have, even if it's at our own expense, like skills, talents, experienced or worst case scenario, our lives. 
Because nothing lasts forever and the carrying capacity of the planet is only going to decrease until solutions are found. stopgaps or otherwise, we have to approach this issue of overconsumption and resource scarcity with the help of Esther Bostrom, rather than the cynicism of Thomas Malthus. And one last thing before I go ironically, although Don Quixote was a satire of romantic stories of dashing Knights in fear meetings and being utterly idealistic and Labatt and such ideals, the story the Don Quixote a tale in satire, do a research of the very genre servantes was trying to make fun of, in the end, hope and idealism is the way forward regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum. And in the current political climate, with the activism, the division and outspokenness of people in many different countries, I think we should keep in mind that we all live here on the planet in a boring, new cyberpunk corporate world full of organisations and systems that want to keep us at each other's throats, instead of knocking on the doors of the upper echelons. But I digress. 
What do you guys think? Do you agree with the points I made? gave you the movie was a bit too blunt or preachy? What is your takeaway from the film? Let me know for comment down below. With that said, thank you so much for watching, ladies and gentlemen. If you enjoyed the video, leave a like down below, and subscribe to get updated on other disciplines as demolay go everyone. See you next time.

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