The 33

Posted on November 15, 2015


The 33 – Remember several years ago how thrilling and emotional it was when you heard that all 33 of the Chilean miners were rescued after two months of being trapped underground. This is a close look at what they went through and how they managed to stay alive on three days’ worth of food. Antonio Banderas plays Mario Sepulveda “Super Mario” who kept them together with force and faith. And says “It’s the heart of the mountain. She finally broke.” in that luscious voice of his.

You learn a little about the miners and their families… one whose wife was pregnant with their first child, one with a wife and a mistress, one an alcoholic whose sister kept pushing for the government to do something. You learn that the owners of the San Jose Mining Company were never charged with neglect even though it seems apparent they had no safety measures in place. It’s tension filled. Just when you think they are going to be rescued, there’s another snag.

Packed with a whole lot of pretty including Mr. Banderas, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Rodrigo Santoro, Cote de Pablo, Jennifer Lopez, Lou Diamond Phillips, and more. I hope the miners get some of the proceeds from this movie.