The 33 Preview

The 33 Preview

the33Julie and I were invited to attend a preview screening of the upcoming film, The 33. It is set to release in November and stars Antonio Banderas and Lou Diamond Phillips.

It is the true story of the 33 Chilean miners who were buried 200 stories beneath the earth’s surface.

The real life drama of the movie is captivating as they show the collapse of the mine and then the human story that developed for 69 days of living on very little water, food, and extreme heat.

This true story played out on our television sets.

The movie is fairly accurate in its portrayal of the men, their families, and those that helped rescue the miners.

I was touched as the men came out of the mine, one by one, in the specially made capsule.

I highly recommend you watch this movie. It is PG-13. There are a few curse words, but all in all it is a pretty clean movie.

The 33 Preview

the-33-_a-560x208The Cast: It really has an international cast and they are all very talented.

  • Coté de Pablo – known for her role as Ziva David, NCIS.
  • Antonio Banderas – also known for Puss n Boots, The Mask of Zorro and others. Antonio plays Mario Sepúlveda, the leader of the men who kept them working together in hope.
  • Rodrigo Santoro – Love Actually, 300, Hemingway & Gellhorn, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and in 2016 he will play Jesus in the new Ben Hur. Rodrigo plays Laurence Golborne, the mining official from the Chilean government.
  • Mario Casas
  • Juliette Binoche  –  a French actress, artist and dancer. She has appeared in more than 40 feature films, been recipient of numerous international awards, and has appeared on stage and in movies across the world. Wikipedia. Known for Chocolat, The English Patient, Godzilla
  • Kate del Castillo
  • Lou Diamond Phillips – He went to high school near my hometown and graduated a few years after me. Known for many films including his portrayal of Richie Valens in La Bamba, Stand and Deliver, Young Guns, 24 and more.
  • Gabriel James Byrne is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1979. Wikipedia
  • Juan Pablo Raba
  • James Brolin – he plays Jeff Hart, an American driller
  • Bob Gunton – a great actor probably best known as the Warden on Shawshank Redemption. He also played the American president on the TV show 24. In this movie he plays Chilean President Sebastián Piñera
  • Oscar Nunez
  • Jacob Vargas – he plays Edison ‘Elvis’ Peña









The 33 Preview

the-33-int-poster1-600x888Directed by: Patricia Riggen

Music by: James Horner who just passed away this year. He was a tremendous talent. James brought us wonderful music and memories from Titanic, Avatar, Braveheart, Southpaw, and Avatar 2, The Amazing Spiderman, A Beautiful Mind, The Forgotten, Flightplan, Windtalkers, Enemy at the Gate, The Perfect Storm, Deep Impact, and so many other films that he worked on as conductor, orchestrator, musician, producer and more.

Filmed on location in Chile and Colombia.

It runs 120 minutes.



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