First Trailer for Chilean Mining Disaster THE 33

When it rains, it does indeed pour. Today, another preview has been unveiled – the first trailer for mining disaster movie The 33 with Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, and more.

Directed by Mexican filmmaker Patricia Riggen (Under the Same Moon), the film is based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Penned by Mikko Alanne (5 Days of War) and Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries), The 33 opens in Chile on August 8th and also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Gabriel Byrne, Jacob Vargas and Cote de Pablo. There’s no US date yet.

Watch the first international trailer below.

I don’t like when accents vary between characters. I’m not a big fan of white-washing characters too.

Based on the real-life event – when a Chilean gold and copper mine collapses, a rock twice the size of the empire state building traps 33 miners a mile and a half underground for 69 days. The miners struggled through starvation and depression as their families fought to keep rescue teams searching for them, culminating in the unprecedented and miraculous rescue of all 33 men. A journey to hell and back, the story is taught with suspense and full of tenderness, as well as an unforgettable cast of characters.

Chilean Mining Disaster Movie