PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: 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."
Directed by Patricia Riggen
Screenplay by Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten, Michael Thomas
Based on the book by Hector Tobar
Starring Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Rodrigo Santoro, Mario Casas, Kate del Castillo, Cote de Pablo
A Phoenix Pictures Production
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR
WINNER OF 6 IMAGEN AWARDS
BEST ACTOR - Antonio Banderas
BEST ACTRESS - Juliette Binoche
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Rodrigo Santoro
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Cote de Pablo
“STIRRING - MOVING - SUSPENSEFUL"
The New York Times
"POWERFUL - INSPIRING"
"WELL-WRITTEN - FASCINATING - THRILLING"
New York Daily News
"THE 33 reminds us that all those faraway global news stories we click by every day are actually about real people -- fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, families. Loved ones. Humanity. I can't think of a better reason to go to the movies."
“INTENSE - HIGHLY EMOTIONAL"
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