The 33

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"Hope Runs Deep"
  • PG-13
  • 2015
  • 2 hr
  • 6.9  (39,481)
  • 55

In 2010, a major disaster occurred in Copiapó, Chile, when a gold and copper mine collapsed with 33 miners trapped underground. The movie titled "The 33" from 2015 is a dramatic retelling of the events that took place during and after the incident. The movie features a star-studded ensemble cast, including Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, and Juliette Binoche.

The movie opens with a shot of the miners working deep inside the mountain, as they prepare for another day of work. As their shift draws to a close, a massive rock collapses from the ceiling and buries the miners. The survivors are left to wonder if they will ever see daylight again, as rescue teams desperately search for a way to save the trapped miners. The chaos and confusion that ensues is captured by the camera in a gripping, realistic fashion.

As the miners struggle with their new reality underground, their families and loved ones on the surface come together in a desperate bid to save them. The families set up an impromptu tent city near the mine, and as the days turn into weeks and then months, they gradually become a community, supporting each other through the long, anxious wait. The media frenzy surrounding the incident is also depicted, with news crews from around the world descending on the small town, desperate to get any scrap of information about the miners' fate.

The movie's emotional core is the relationship between the miners themselves. Each has their own backstory, from the veteran miner who has been trapped before, to the young man who is about to become a father. The claustrophobic space in which they are trapped soon becomes a crucible, testing their loyalty, endurance, and determination to survive. The hardships they face underground are depicted in vivid detail, from the lack of food and water to the psychological strain of being trapped in a confined space for months on end.

As the miners struggle to survive underground, the movie also focuses on the efforts of the rescue team to reach them. This includes a harrowing sequence in which a team of miners is sent down a narrow shaft to try and reach the trapped men, as well as the efforts of a drilling team to bore a hole deep into the earth. The challenges faced by the rescue team are just as intense as those faced by the trapped miners, with technical malfunctions and delays threatening to derail the entire operation.

The performances in "The 33" are uniformly strong, with Banderas delivering a nuanced performance as Mario Sepúlveda, the charismatic leader of the trapped miners. Santoro is also excellent as the government minister charged with overseeing the rescue operation, while Binoche brings a depth of feeling to her role as the sister of one of the trapped miners. The ensemble cast as a whole does an admirable job of bringing their characters to life, making the audience care deeply about their fates.

The cinematography in the movie is also noteworthy, with the underground scenes shot in a suffocatingly tight, intimate style that adds to the overall sense of claustrophobia. The outdoor scenes are just as striking, with the harsh desert landscape captured in all its brutal beauty.

Overall, "The 33" is a moving and powerful movie that tells a story of human endurance and resilience in the face of overwhelming odds. It captures the harsh realities faced by those involved in the disaster without shying away from the emotional impact of the event. Whether you're familiar with the story or not, this tense, gripping movie is sure to leave a lasting impression.

The 33 is a 2015 drama with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 55.

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