On August 5, 2010, the San José copper-gold mine in Copiapó, Chile caved in, trapping 33 miners underground. The story made international headlines as Chilean authorities scrambled to devise a plan to rescue the men. For 69 days, the men survived underground, awaiting rescue, until finally, on October 13, all 33 were brought to safety.
That story heads to the big screen this fall in The 33, starring Antonio Banderas as Mario Sepúlveda, a miner who hosted many of the videos the group sent to the surface during their time underground. The trailer captures the heightened drama of the ordeal for not only the miners—one an expectant father and another just weeks away from retirement—but also their distressed families, waiting above ground for good news.
The 33 hits theaters Nov. 13.