The 33

2015 | Chile, USA | PG-13 | 127 min.


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Film Info
Section:US Official Selection: Narrative
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Release Year:2015
Runtime:127 min.
Production Country:Chile
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Antonio Banderas
Rodrigo Santoro
Juliette Binoche
James Brolin
Lou Diamond Phillips
Director:Patricia Riggen
Produced by:Robert Katz
Edward McGurn
Mike Medavoy
Screenwriter:Mikko Alanne
Craig Borten
Michael Thomas
Jose Rivera
Hector Tobar
Cinematography:Checco Varese
Editing By:Michael Tronick


Even if you know everything about the Chilean gold mine collapse that trapped 33 miners underground in 2010, you’ll be riveted to the edge of your seat by Patricia Riggen’s captivating and rousing depiction of the real-life events. Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Juliette Binoche, and Cote de Pablo star in this suspenseful crowd-pleaser that shifts between the claustrophobic and unimaginable ordeal of the miners trapped 2,300 feet underground, and the struggles on the Earth’s surface, where family members helplessly wait, the government pushes for action, and the mining company flounders. Riggen skillfully and potently builds the tension—a feat all the more remarkable considering that the ending is a foregone conclusion—in this tear-jerking, heart-squeezing, ultimately uplifting testament to the strength of the human spirit. .