The 33 is based on the true story of when a gold and copper mine in Chile collapsed, and trapped 33 miners underground for 69 days, back in 2010, despite them only having enough food and supplies for three days.
Directed by Patricia Riggen, and starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, James Brolin, Juliette Binoche, Kate del Castillo, Gabriel Byrne, Bob Gunton and Lou Diamond Phillips – where’d he go??
Alas, despite its best intentions, The 33 really does look like a Channel 5 TV movie of the week – labourious, superficial and predictable. Not predictable as in we know the outcome already, but in the way that it’s written like a bad soap opera.
The 33 is released in Chile on August 6th, and November 13th in the US, but hasn’t yet set a UK release date.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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