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Screenrant | 'The 33' Review


On August 5th, 2010, 33 miners entered the San Jose copper-gold mine in Chile’s Atacama Desert – only to become trapped that afternoon when the 121-year old mine collapsed. Buried 2,300 feet under the earth, the miners managed to take shelter in a “refuge” room – which housed an emergency cache (rations and medical supplies). Unfortunately, the refuge room was meagerly stocked, and only intended to accommodate 30 workers, forcing the trapped miners, led by shift foreman Luis Urzúa (Lou Diamond Phillips) and Mario Sepúlveda (Antonio Banderas), to carefully allocate food and water, extending their survival for as long as possible – in the fading hope of rescue.

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