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Banderas depicts ordeal of trapped Chilean miners in "The 33"

Monday, August 03, 2015 - 01:03

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet meets Antonio Banderas and other stars of ''The 33'', the upcoming film about the rescued miners. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Spanish actor Antonio Banderas brings the ordeal of 33 miners trapped underground for more than two months in a Chilean mine to the silver screen in "The 33", five years after their dramatic rescue was followed by viewers around the world. The men were trapped 700 metres (2,300 feet) underground after their gold and copper mine collapsed in Chile's northern Atacama Desert. They were feared dead until on the 17th day, knocking was heard on a drill head which had reached the depths of the mine. Rescuers then found a note attached to the drill reading "The 33 of us in the shelter are well". After 69 days underground, they were lifted out individually to the surface. Cast and crew met Chilean President Michelle Bachelet ahead of its release in the country on August 6. "The 33" is scheduled to hit U.S. cinemas in November.

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Banderas depicts ordeal of trapped Chilean miners in "The 33"

Monday, August 03, 2015 - 01:03