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Sub terra (2003)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  2 October 2003 (Chile)
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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 »

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Francisco Reyes ...
Fernando
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Virginia
Héctor Noguera ...
Luis Cousiño
Ernesto Malbran ...
Mister Davis
Alejandro Trejo ...
Eduardo
Consuelo Holzapfel ...
Isidora Goyenechea
Gabriela Medina ...
María de los Ángeles
Berta Lasala ...
Ana
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Mercedes
Cristián Chaparro ...
Baldomero Lillo
Nicolás Saavedra ...
Cabeza de cobre
Patricio Bunster ...
Jonás
Danny Foix ...
Pablo
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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La Pasión de un Amor Prohibido... El Sueño de Hombres Visionarios... La Fuerza de un Pueblo Sometido... See more »

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The coal mine "Chiflón del Diablo" still exists and part of the set was built just outside it. It remains as a touristic attraction. The mine itself can be visited in a tour. See more »

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Performed by Julieta Venegas and Anita Tijoux
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Simply bad
5 October 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

As other posters have commented the movie is simply a bad movie, and in my view it is due to the direction not being up to the challenge.

There are just so many things wrong about it. Let's just mention a couple: How could they not include a shot inside the mine's elevator, to convey its depth and danger? Even the music languishes through the entire story, it has no theme. Not to mention that terrible, out-of-tune song for the final credits, totally out of context.

If they cut the movie up in little pieces it would make a pretty good soap opera. But a film? This is not.

Fortunately it is not a reflection of Chilean cinema. Don't miss "Machuca", or "La Fiebre del Loco" if you can find it.


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