Chilean Mining Disaster Hits the Big Screen in 'The 33' First Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
March 31, 2015
It's been five years since the world was captivated by the ongoing tragedy of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped a half-mile underground after an accident in a mine caused it to collapse. After 69 days, every single one of the trapped miners was rescued for a happy ending. Not long after, a feature film was put into the works, and now the first international trailer for that film has arrived. The 33 is based on that story, and while it takes place in Chile, the entire film is in English (which is annoying). Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro and Juliette Binoche star in the film, and it looks pretty decent.
Here's the first international trailer for Patricia Riggen's The 33 from 20th Century Fox Chile:
The 33 is directed by Patricia Riggen (Under the Same Moon) and written by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera. The film follows the true story of an international effort that was made to save 33 miners who became trapped in a copper and gold mine, half a mile beneath the surface, for 69 days. More than a billion people tuned in to the 24-hour coverage of the rescue effort five years ago, and this is the story of those trapped workers. Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, Juan Pablo Raba, and Kate del Castillo all star in the film slated for release in Chile on August 6th, but there's no US date yet.