Is “The Platform” a (good) representation of the economy?

Those at the top don’t give a damn about those at the bottom. Those at the bottom live off the leftovers of those at the top. Is The Platform a (good) representation of the economy? This film directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia and distributed by Netflix was the first Spanish film ever to win the best film award at the Sitges Film Festival. And not only is it a good horror and science fiction thriller, but it is also loaded with metaphors and possible readings. One of them, given the nature of the premise and the development of the plot, is the economy. Through it we can explore concepts such as wealth, social classes, equality, strategy and even the refinements of Nash equilibrium. Is the film accurate in its treatment or realism?

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