The Platform

Movie • 2019 • Drama  

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A mysterious place, an indescribable prison, a deep hole. An unknown number of levels. Two inmates living on each level. A descending platform containing food for all of them. An inhuman fight for survival, but also an opportunity for solidarity…
This movie contains 66 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
145 supporters
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jackparker
SKIP FROM 50:39-51:08
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Are there dislocations?
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Abandonment
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16
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5
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thegoodwitch
a parent and child are separated. the mother spends the majority of the movie looking for her child, there is definitely no abandonment
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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69
Is there domestic violence?
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56
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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52
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akoifish
A female character voluntarily enters the prison, not knowing the extent of the conditions. There is a conversation about her having been brainwashed by the Administration.
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Is a child abused?
54 supporters
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45
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akoifish
A child is neglected but is not visibly emaciated.
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Addiction
5
GentlyUsedLamp
someone smokes a cigarette on screen
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Is there addiction?
6 supporters
Yes
77
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Gina1
The main character is trying to quit smoking
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17
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59
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akoifish
No abuse of alcohol, but a man chugs a bottle of wine
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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9
Does a horse die?
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3
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
76 supporters
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139
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12
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jackparker
+ Montage in very beginning of film wherein shots of stripped cow and pig skulls are shown. Lobsters and cooked meats are shown on the platform throughout the movie. + Throughout the film, the eating of snails is brought up as a symbolic metaphor and used to justify cannibalism. This comparison may be distressing to vegan/vegetarians. + Dog death. SKIP (50:39-51:08) DETAILS FOLLOW SCROLL TO NEXT "+" TO AVOID: The character Miharu kills Imoguiri's "sausage dog" (dachshund) Ramesses II. The killing is done off-screen but Imoguiri is clearly distraught. There is a graphic shot of evidence of the murder. It is brief but upsetting. As the film goes on, it is clear that this vicious killing has damaged Imoguiri irreparably. + At around the (55 minute mark), Imoguiri refuses to eat from the platform, stating it's Ramesses II's turn to eat. As a dachshund owner, this scene was particularly hard-hitting. At (56:17) it's shown Imoguiri has become a victim of suicide by hanging. + Around 53:41 are shots of snails, first alive and then being prepared as a dish for the platform. In the following scene, hands are seen tearing at various dishes made from animals, obviously meant to be grotesque and disgusting. The main character finds the snails at 55:10 and eats them.
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Are animals abused?
91 supporters
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114
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jackparker
+ Montage in very beginning of film wherein shots of stripped cow and pig skulls are shown. Lobsters and cooked meats are shown on the platform throughout the movie.

+ Throughout the film, the eating of snails is brought up as a symbolic metaphor and used to justify cannibalism. This comparison may be distressing to vegan/vegetarians.

+ Dog death. SKIP (50:39-51:08)
DETAILS FOLLOW SCROLL TO NEXT "+" TO AVOID: The character Miharu kills Imoguiri's "sausage dog" (dachshund) Ramesses II. The killing is done off-screen but Imoguiri is clearly distraught. There is a graphic shot of evidence of the murder. It is brief but upsetting. As the film goes on, it is clear that this vicious killing has damaged Imoguiri irreparably.
+ At around the (55 minute mark), Imoguiri refuses to eat from the platform, stating it's Ramesses II's turn to eat. As a dachshund owner, this scene was particularly hard-hitting. At (56:17) it's shown Imoguiri has become a victim of suicide by hanging.

+ Around 53:41 are shots of snails, first alive and then being prepared as a dish for the platform. In the following scene, hands are seen tearing at various dishes made from animals, obviously meant to be grotesque and disgusting. The main character finds the snails at 55:10 and eats them.

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CharlieCharlie
A dog is graphically cut open. Entrails are shown.
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Is an animal sad?
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6
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Are rabbits harmed?
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5
Does a cat die?
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4
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Does a pet die?
67 supporters
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32
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2
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thegoodwitch
a daschund is graphically murdered, his human is distraught
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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6
Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
1 supporters
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6
PetraHazel
Maggots are seen on a human corpse
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
1 supporters
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19
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VIRUS
Minor Spoilers: Whenever people get moved from one platform to another they get drugged via gas as to not wake up during the process.
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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5
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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thegoodwitch
the character tied up head to toe is the most graphic/intense instance of restraint, but there are other scenes where characters physically hold each other back/down, some of which get quite violent
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Dana123
A sexual assault is attempted, but is not successful.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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1
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4
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VIRUS
Sexual assault is attempted but thankfully unsuccessful.
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Bodily Harm
Yes
108
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akoifish
Yes, graphic. Cannibalism
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Are any hands damaged?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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akoifish
very violent choking scene with blood
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
19 supporters
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79
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RevonTulet
Both shown and talked about extensively, also implied to be happening on a large scale off-screen.
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0
It can be implied
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Is someone choked?
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5
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63
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akoifish
Image of a charred body. No features can be made out, just smoking rubble
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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ValentinaVi
A character is decapitaded but it's shown real quickly.
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5
PetraHazel
The main character and another character are both violently beaten in the head.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
18 supporters
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76
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jackparker
SKIP (56:17-56:47)
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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10
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3
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10
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50
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Kaleigh
The main character is punched repeatedly in the face and after that constantly has blood dripping from his mouth, but it is not obvious that his teeth are damaged.
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echoevemorrow
Main characters are gassed repeatedly. Starvation loss of consciousness. Characters knocked unconscious.
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Does someone break a bone?
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61
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1
Does someone have a seizure?
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60
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sophie.bagnall
not really, but the main character is tied to a bed and while being held down with a knife (during a cannibalism scene), he is told that his penis could be eaten and it’s definitely worth avoiding if this is a trigger
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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57
Is someone tortured?
49 supporters
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102
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1
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PetraHazel
The main character is tied to a bed, starved, and then cut into when his cell mate needs to eat
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1
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17
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thegoodwitch
there are no stairs in this movie
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PetraHazel
Many prisoners choose to jump into the hole to kill themselves.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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62
Is someone stabbed?
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3
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1
Is there excessive gore?
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32
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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16
Does a kid die?
24 supporters
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3
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63
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thegoodwitch
unclear. a child is sent to the top of the platform as a message and it is not specified what happens to her on the journey or after she reaches the top
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
2
Goreng’s female cell mate hangs herself about 56 minutes in. He hallucinates afterward and it is implied she did it partially to keep him fed.
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Does a major character die?
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6
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0
Does a non-human character die?
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3
Does someone die?
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7
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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21
Yes
0
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3
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Yes
13
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40
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KaeGee
It doesn’t show the action of the child being taken but there is an implied kidnapping
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Does a parent die?
7 supporters
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70
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0
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Dazetr
the child is absent and is not shown to ever know that the parent (mother) dies
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Does someone cheat?
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60
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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39
Does a family member die?
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1
Fear
Yes
6
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j.cat
A body very suddenly drops from above and I jumped, but that is all. Cannot remember time stamps unfortunately
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akoifish
No, but a ghost tells the protagonist that the ghost is inside him. But it's just a hallucination
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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5
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PetraHazel
The main character hallucinates two people that he ate to survive
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Are there clowns?
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65
Are there natural bodies of water?
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4
Is trypophobic content shown?
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4
Are there razors?
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VIRUS
A man shaves his beard but the actual razor cannot be seen, only foam and the plastic handle.
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7
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56
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JessicaE
I wish there were showers in this movie
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VIRUS
There is a golden statue in one of the platform rooms but no mannequins per se.
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Gross
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sophie.bagnall
yes, and someone defecates on someone’s face and a man urinates on food
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Does someone vomit?
49 supporters
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6
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Stacy
SKIP 24:09-24:12
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Is someone eaten?
14 supporters
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7
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thegoodwitch
this happens a few times throughout the film and is regularly discussed
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1
1
a guy poos on someone i recommend skipping when the black guy tries to go up
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Does someone spit?
5 supporters
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88
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0
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ScramblinSue
LOTS of spitting & gross eating (Slurping, mouths open, chomping)
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Is there audio gore?
24 supporters
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48
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0
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ValentinaVi
There is a lot of cutting, blood and even cannibalism, all accompanied by sound.
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Is there farting?
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4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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17
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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0
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19
Yes
3
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0
1
thegoodwitch
the entire movie takes place inside an institution which replaces prison
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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4
Are there transphobic slurs?
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0
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4
Yes
0
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3
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
10 supporters
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
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13
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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1
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56
Are needles/syringes used?
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0
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52
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akoifish
Mention of a mental institution
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Is there a hospital scene?
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52
Is there menstruation?
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3
Yes
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2
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jackparker
SKIP 52:54-53:28

A character talks about losing a fight against their cancer diagnosis and opens their shirt to reveal lesions.
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Mental Health
Yes
11
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3
2
VIRUS
Up to interpretation.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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3
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1
Yes
45
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Stacy
There are multiple suicides, but no self-harm.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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0
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3
Yes
23
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3
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Dazetr
throughout the film people who are under extreme psychological distress are violent to one another to the point of graphic mutilation, assault, murder and cannibalism. The main character experiences hallucinations throughout the film as a result of the stress he is under and is violent throughout the film. To the best of my knowledge, no specific mental illnesses are ever mentioned or used to explain violent behaviour.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
6 supporters
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12
2
A woman hangs herself
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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1
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2
Does someone have a meltdown?
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2
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1
Yes
30
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0
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Smoofan69
Lots of people eat in it, but noises are not to bad.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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3
Is there body dysphoria?
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0
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10
Is there body dysmorphia?
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53
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sophie.bagnall
i believe so, and there are multiple suicide scenes
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akoifish
Yes, multiple characters have on-screen anxiety attacks. The Platform environment is very traumatizing to many characters
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ValentinaVi
The whole movie is set in "cells", not that small as characters can walk and move easily but still can be claustrophobic to someone.
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RobbM
No, there are no eating disorders, but there is heavy emphasis on eating and gluttony.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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10
jackparker
+ There are repeated mentions throughout film of people "choosing death" over their situation. Several bodies are seen falling down the shaft of the hole.

+ SKIP (56:17-56:47) Imoguiri becomes a victim of suicide by hanging.

+ (SKIP 58:35) Goreng retrieves a shard of glass from the platform but uses it to scratch notches into the wall to count the days.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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3
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
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3
Does a baby cry?
12 supporters
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22
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sophie.bagnall
no, but there is a very young child who is subjected to severe neglect and is visibly terrified and upset
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Is there shakey cam?
19 supporters
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40
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4
jackparker
A good portion of the film is shot using a handheld camera so there is quite a bit of motion/swaying particularly in tense scenes.
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Is there screaming?
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4
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0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
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14
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0
2
sapphiceevee
As someone with epilepsy, I was able to withstand the flashing in the movie, personally. It only lasts for about 13 seconds at the very ending scene of the movie, from [1:29:33], to [1:29:46]. It flashes between red, tan, and black. For those with epilepsy, please be aware and careful.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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3
Is the fourth wall broken?
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0
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19
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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0
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19
Is there childbirth?
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51
Are there abortions?
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0
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53
Are there babies or unborn children?
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19
Does someone miscarry?
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0
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52
Does a pregnant person die?
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53
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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1
No
45
Yes
4
No
52
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RobbM
No, but one does die, near the end.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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0
No
37
Yes
0
No
42
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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19
Is there hate speech?
13 supporters
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68
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0
13
gothbeetle
racism towards black and asian characters
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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2
No
10
Yes
9
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42
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unlit
A character who is played by a trans actor dies
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TheWheelchairGirl
There is a character with a disability who is shown in a very stereotypic way than can be upsetting (SPOILER mentally disabled man being violent and mindless) but it’s a small scene than can be skipped without losing plot
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Are there n-words?
11 supporters
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1
No
29
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Kaleigh
The movie is in Spanish, so I am unsure what is considered a slur, but the black man in the movie is referred to as 'negro' or something similar.
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Is there aphobia?
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0
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10
Race
Is there blackface?
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0
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5
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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0
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14
Religious
Is religion discussed?
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3
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Sex
Yes
62
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4
sophie.bagnall
there is sex that is audible, there is a scene from a dream where there is close sexual contact and penises are seen
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Yes
18
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0
2
Several mentions of a woman being “kept for days” by the prisoners below her.
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19
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3
In the first 20 minutes there is a brief cut of one male cell mate naked while waiting for his clothes to dry, followed shortly by both male cell mates stretching/doing yoga (?) naked. Buttocks are seen, and minor flashes of penis.
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Is there bestiality?
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11
Is there BDSM?
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3
Does someone lose their virginity?
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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56
Sexism
Yes
1
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16
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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14
0
emorybee
A character is dying of cancer
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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13
Is someone terminally ill?
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Yes
3
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0
Social
Is someone homeless?
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Yes
1
No
11
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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0
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3
Are there fat suits?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
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11
Is existentialism debated?
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1
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2
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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49
Are there end credit scenes?
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3
Yes
12
No
35
13
Stacy
It's kind of left up to interpretation.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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0
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51
Does a car honk or tires screech?
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17
Does a plane crash?
2 supporters
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1
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51
Yes
0
No
54
3
akoifish
There are no cars
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
45
Yes
85
No
0
17
akoifish
YES
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Does someone drown?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
48
Yes
0
No
51
5
shannonwilliams49
Lots of violence with weapons (professionally made and makeshift), but no guns
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