In 2010, a mine in Chile collapsed trapping thirty-three men under 700 tons of rock – deeper underground than the length of two Empire State Buildings. After 69 days, they were freed.
The 33 is the story of the miners; their loved ones who erected a temporary town on the site, and the men who worked to save them. Considering that it’s telling three interconnected stories, it’s a miracle that it got made at all – let alone this well.
For 69 days in 20110, the eyes of the world were on Chile, where thirty-three miners were trapped after an explosion collapsed a 100-year old gold mine on top of them.
Now, the blessing and cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers, their story – with previously unseen events – has been turned into a film by Patricia Riggin and featuring an all-star cast that includes Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, Lou Diamond Phillips, James Brolin and Gabriel Byrne.
Check out The 33’s first trailer following the jump. The 33 premieres on November 13th.
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