The 33

The 33

Les 33

Blu-ray Disc - 2016 | Blu-ray version.
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A dramatic look at the 69-day-long 2010 San Jose Mine Accident, where 33 Chilean miners were trapped and an international rescue mission worked around the clock to rescue them in time.
Audience: OFA rating: PG.
Publisher: Burbank : Warner Home Video, 2016.
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Thirt
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French with French subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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The dramatic story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in a mine for 69 days.

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Feb 26, 2019

Based on true story ... intense & kept me on the edge of my seat. Great movie.

Dec 15, 2018

This movie is amazing and did a great job describing this very sad event in an action format. I loved it.

Aug 18, 2018

Extremely well acted / directed and very suspenseful despite knowing the end.

Aug 12, 2018

At the end of the movie ( before the credits ) , you get to see everyone of the miners that this movie is about. You first see them in a group picture , then each one of them is talked about one after another , you see a bunch of them together in some pictures. They all survived.

Nov 04, 2017

amazing survival movie base on a true story thumps up.

Jul 19, 2017

Maybe there needs to be a movie or docu drama based on the true investigations and aftermath of lawsuits and criminal charges .. and how that affected the miners and their families ..

May 19, 2017

This is a 2015 American-Chilean disaster-survival docudrama directed by Patricia Riggen, 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.
Previous geological instability at the old mine and a long record of safety violations for the mine's owners, San Esteban Mining Company, had resulted in a series of fines and accidents, including eight deaths, during the dozen years leading up to this accident.
Following three years of work, however, lawsuits and investigations into the collapse concluded in August 2013 with no charges filed.
It would be much more interesting if the film delved into this legal mess.

Apr 16, 2017

Some film critics put the film down because the language spoken is English, and not Spanish. I have no issue with that myself, as most actors did have Spanish as their mother tongue. There is a little bit of over-acting here and there, but overall I think the films is very engaging. And I share in the joy upon the depicted success of the rescue. As a re-enactment this film does the job. Mainly in English but with a little bit of Spanish blended in.

Nov 26, 2016

True story of resilience, faith and survival of human kind. Poignant delivery of actors, you feel for the unsafe conditions these workers were subjected, all in the name of productivity...

Nov 07, 2016

A pretty interesting movie. I wish I knew how much of it was accurate and how much was from hollywood (e.g. the role of the Minister of Mines, the roles of the trapped miners). The movie could really have used some written updates for what happened to the 33 mines after the fact (other than they are all still friends). Again it was interesting that the criminal charges against the company did not hold but no mention of why.

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