Hope Runs Deep
Directed By
Patricia Riggen
Produced By
Mike Medavoy
Robert Katz
Edward McGurn
Screenplay By
Mikko Alanne
Craig Borten
Michael Thomas
Story By
José Rivera
Edited By
Michael Tronick
Checco Varese
Musical Score
James Horner
Alcon Entertainment
Phoenix Pictures
360 Films
Distributed By
Warner Brothers (US)
20th Century Fox (Latin America)
United States
Release Date
August 6, 2015 (Chile)
November 13, 2015
(United States)
Filming Location
Nemocón, Colombia
Copiapó, Chile
Santiago, Chile
127 minutes
$26 million
$24 million
Deep Down Dark
by Héctor Tobar

The 33 is a 2015 English-language Chilean survival drama film, directed by Patricia Riggen and written by Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten, and José Rivera. Based on the real events of the 2010 mining disaster, in which a group of thirty-three miners were trapped inside the San José Mine in Chile for more than two months, the film stars Antonio Banderas as Mario "Super Mario" Sepúlveda, who sent videos to the rescuers to notify them about the miners' condition.


In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out. A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up. Based on the gripping true story of survival—and filmed with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers—“The 33” reveals the never-before-seen actual events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon.



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