In the summer of 2010, 33 Chilean miners were trapped underneath 2,300 feet of rock, when the mine they were working in caved in. The real-life event became the subject of international news, as people around the world watched to see the outcome. 69 days later, the 33 members were freed.
News events like these are also good for dramatizations, and come November of this year, we will get to see the big screen adaptation of the event that unfolded before the world’s eyes. The 33 stars Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bob Gunton, and Gabriel Byrne.
Now WB has released a trailer for the film, which you can check out below.
The 33 is directed by Patricia Riggen (Girl in Progress). What makes this film slightly more interesting than the other based-on-actual event movies, is there are a lot of different factors at play. In the trailer, it reveals the personal lives of the 33, the politics of bringing the miners back to the surface, and miners clinging to the hope that they will make it out alive.
The story itself makes for a really good drama. Add the very solid cast, and you got yourself what looks like a pretty good movie.
In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisionsâ€”and timeâ€”were quickly running out. A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earthâ€™s darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up. Based on the gripping true story of survivalâ€”and filmed with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuersâ€”â€œThe 33â€ reveals the never-before-seen actual events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon.