The Occupant Netflix Film Review and Ending Explained


The Occupant ( Spanish : Hogar meaning Home ) is a 2020 Netflix thriller film directed and written by David Pastor and Àlex Pastor. The film revolves around a successful Ad Marketer who is obsessed with the Advertisement life and is now looking for jobs and has to give up his luxury apartment.

The Occupant was released on Netflix by Nostromo Pictures on March 25 , 2020. It also has English subtitles.

The film’s direction is slow and that is where we get a lot of symbolism as if we were reading a Robert Frost poem , the film shows us that ” the grass is not always greener ” and that we must accept and appreciate what we have in life.

The Occupant Netflix Trailer
  • Overall : 7 /10
  • Bananas for acting : 8/10
  • Bananas for Direction : 8/10
  • Bananas for Story : 8/10
  • Bananas for Screenplay & Cinematography : 9/10
  • Bananas for Music : 7/10
  • Bananas for Hype : 7/10
  • Bananas for Commercial Performance : 6/10

If you like dark , thriller , twist and symbolic films then you must watch The Occupant on Netflix. Otherwise , you should rather skip it because if you don’t you’ll complain that the film is boring or slow that’s why it’s only for those who love the genre.

The Occupant Ending Explained

The film’s lead is Javier Gutiérrez as Javier Muñoz who used to be a successful advertisement marketer and now is ruined even to pay the rent of his apartment. He still has the key to his apartment which used to belong to him and breaks in to see the new family who has moved in. He becomes obsessed with this family because they represent the lives Javier always idealizes. A perfect rich job with a beautiful wife and a talented daughter rather than his own wife and obese son.

The Occupant Netflix review
A Still from The Occupant

Javier plans and tricks to become friends with the family and the owner Mario Casas as Tomás who is the vice president of the second biggest transport company in Spain. He turns Tomás’s wife Lara against him and kills him one day. Some months later , He marries Lara and takes over Tomás’s job. His real wife Ruth Díaz as Marga seems to understand his husband’s plan but is made to keep quiet for his son’s sake.

The ending of the film shows us that whatever life we admire or idealize , there are bad times in our life – we must accept what we have and appreciate it. Javier didn’t appreciates his wife and a healthy son and that’s why the running tap shoes that he will never find true happiness in his life.

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