In 1897, in Lota, Chile, in the face of long days, low pay, debts to the company store, unsafe and deadly working conditions, and widespread child labor, men try to establish a miners' ... See full summary »
In 1897, in Lota, Chile, in the face of long days, low pay, debts to the company store, unsafe and deadly working conditions, and widespread child labor, men try to establish a miners' association at one of the largest coal mines in the world. They must face Davis, an iron-fisted and murderous supervisor; there's at least one turncoat, willing to inform on their fellow workers; and, there are passions on all sides, including one between Fernando, a leader of the miners, and Virginia, the godchild of the mine's owners. Can the miners win a victory, and at what cost? Baldomero Lillo, a grocery clerk, records it all. Written by
Greatly enjoyed viewing this fantastic portrayal of a rich man who owns a Coal Mine and treats the miners as slaves with low wages and poor working conditions. This rich man puts Ernesto Malbran, (Mister Davis)as foreman who brutalizes the men and even kills them if they ever think about having a Miners Association, or type of union. Francisco Reyes,(Fernando),"Docteur Chance",'97 grew up in the mine and lost his own father while he was working deep down below in Hell. Paulina Galvez,(Virginia),"Face of Terror",'03 was a former girl friend of Fernando and their romances is renewed as she returns to Lota, Chili to teach in the local school. Virginia and Fernando burn up the bedroom and bed sheets in quite a few scenes and they also look great dancing together. The story of Coal Miners is true in every country in this world, they are never given the true wages they deserve or the safe working conditions, lets hope things improve in the 21st Century. Good Film to Enjoy Watching.
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