|Original Language||:||Spanish; Castilian|
|Release Date||:||11/08/2019 (ES)|
|Genre||:||Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller|
|Time||:||01 Hours 35 Minutes|
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.
written by Leno on 27 March 2020
don't waste your time. Most of the movie happens in a sort of multi-floor prison where the top levels can control the food that goes to the bottom floors. This created a sort of class structure where top-levelers had pleasure on denying food to the bottom levels, although the floors were sorted periodically. The protagonist started to question this structure and tried to change it. Although starting well, the movie lost its track trying to be too much symbolic and enigmatic. The ending was very disappointing leaving too many loose ends that should have been closed.
written by Shumafuk on 27 March 2020
A violent form of demonstration of the problems of capitalist society. Despite the fact that the level of violence is too much for me, I understand purpose of it for narration. Actually I find this film quite spiritual. The parallel between Jesus and Christian values is quite obvious.
written by MSB on 29 March 2020
If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog @ https://www.msbreviews.com Netflix has been supporting small, independent filmmaking for a while now. In 2018, Roma (re)opened a Best Picture nomination path to foreign films. Last year, Martin Scorsese's epic The Irishman could only come to life via streaming since no major studio wanted a three-and-a-half-hour runtime for a theater release. Between these two, dozens of other indie flicks got Netflix's (or other streaming networks) support. 2020 brings us a Spanish horror-thriller from a first-time director (Galder Gazte... read the rest.
written by Kamurai on 22 July 2020
A fantastic watch, will watch again, and can recommend. This is a survivalist movie, heavy with philosophy of morality. A lot of the time when I get to say anything close to that, I get to say, 'but there is humor too', there is not: not traditional humor anyways. This is a dark movie filled with metaphor and cruel reality. Now while I am usually offended by reality encroaching on my escapism, that is normally when I'm trying to watch dirt humor. When to take a concept like this, the relation to reality only strengthens the movie. 'Those above, and those below' is something to think... read the rest.
written by Arshia Borjali on 26 December 2020
Rate: zero This is what happens when we build a house for a door (instead of building a house and then put doors in it); An exotic, dirty and cluttered movie. Dirty but not necessarily in the visual meaning but in the cinematic meant. The director does not know what he wants to do at all, the camera angles, the frames, the compositions and everything are completely in the air, he just knows he wants to beat capitalism but he does not know how and for this purpose, which is what He does not do well, he comes to the great art of cinema and insults it with this film. A film must first become a... read the rest.
written by AstroNoud on 26 February 2022
An extremely cruel and disturbing psychological dystopian thriller. 7/10