THE 33 Trailer: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro Chronicle Chilean Miner Saga

     July 29, 2015


Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the Alcon Entertainment and Phoenix Pictures drama The 33. Based on the true story of the 2010 disaster, the film revolves around the 33 miners who were trapped in a 100-year-old Chilean mine as an international team worked tirelessly for 69 days to get them out. Despite the grating, cloying pop song that plays over the trailer, the film actually looks quite good. It has a solid cast, and director Patricia Riggen (Girl in Progress) appears keen on delving into not only the personal lives of those above and below the surface, but also the political machinations behind the rescue attempt as well.

Check out the trailer below, via Warner Bros. The film stars Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bob Gunton, and Gabriel Byrne. The 33 opens in theaters on November 13th.

Here’s the official synopsis for The 33:

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, provisions—and time—were quickly running out. A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’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 survival—and filmed with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers—“The 33” reveals the never-before-seen actual events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon.


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