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Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

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María Segovia
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Don Lucho
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Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

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Rated PG-13 for a disaster sequence and some language | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,787,266 (USA) (13 November 2015)

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$12,188,642 (USA) (8 January 2016)
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Trivia

The Spanish actor Mario Casas pointed out in an interview that when he saw the documentary of the trapped Chilean miners he broke into tears. See more »

Goofs

They did not use a magnet to get the broken drill bit out. In fact they had to manufacture on site what they call a spider drill. It had a open spiral teeth design at the end of the drill, to try to surround the bit. Using the pressure of the down force, the teeth would collapse on itself and capture the drill bit. See more »

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Mario Sepúlveda: That's not a rock, that's the heart of the mountain. She finally broke.
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The last scene shows, in black and white, the real 33 miners gathered on a beach, and credits each of them individually. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Antonio Banderas/Charlyne Yi/Ed Gamble (2015) See more »

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Al final de este viaje en la vida
Performed by Los Bunkers and Manuel García
Written by Silvio Rodríguez
Published worldwide by Ojalá SL Madrid, Spain
All Rights Reserved International Copyright Secured
Courtesy of Universal Music Mexico under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Tale Of Hope
16 August 2015 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

We all remember five years ago when the story of 33 miners trapped 700 meters underground caught the world by storm. Everyone was asking: Are they alive? How are they going to make it out of there?. I think there's no need to say how it ended. Since then we've gotten tons of news announcing a big budget film about San José's rescue. The thing everyone's asking right know is: Is it any good?

First things first: Patricia Riggen. Her direction is absolutely brilliant, managing to alternate between tense and emotional scenes almost perfectly. The acting as well is outstanding, with Antonio Banderas (Mario Sepúlveda) and Rodrigo Santoro (Laurence Golborne) being the most notable. Also, Cote De Pablo (Jessica Salgado) brings a big emotional push into the movie with a beautiful interpretation of "Gracias a la Vida" by Violeta Parra. Juliette Binoche (María Segovia) was also very good. In general, every actor and actress in this movie gave a solid performance. The screenplay is very well written, giving the characters a lot of development and personality. The soundtrack (Composed by James Horner) is also very good, mixing chilean instruments with big orchestra compositions that fit the movie perfectly. The CGI is OK, nothing groundbreaking, but it gets the job done.

It's not a faultless film though, it has it's flaws. The are times when the movie loses it's pace and gets slow. Also, the editing, being mostly very good, it's evident that there where scenes in the movie that were cut from the final product, an issue that can leave some viewers confused. There's a little bit of shaky cam as well, not a big complain, but it can get very disorienting at times.

Overall, even if it's not perfect, it's still a great movie that succeeds at telling the story of the 33 miners. Hopeful and inspiring, it's worth watching at least once.

8.4/10


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