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33 featurette dives deep into the true story of the trapped Chilean miners

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It’s very likely that many watched news coverage about the 33 miners trapped thousands of feet underground in a Chilean mine, but as a new featurette for the Warner Bros. movie The 33 suggests, the reports didn’t tell the whole story.

“To understand this story, you have to understand what happened in the mine,” says star Antonio Banderas. 

The movie, which also stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, and Juliette Binoche, takes viewers inside the collasped mine and follows the family above the ground, as they struggle to free their loved ones. 

The 33 opens in theaters on Nov. 13.

The 33, Nov. 13

To re-create the 2010 Chilean mine disaster, director Patricia Riggen (La Misma Luna) shot on location in a Colombian mine. “We would go in there before the sun came up and get out when the sun had already set,” says Antonio Banderas, who plays the leader of the entombed miners. “It was dirty beyond imagination. But I’m not complaining. It helped us understand.”