As stated, the story captures the event of the 2010 Chile Mining Disaster. The plot centers on the miners including Mario Sepulveda (Antonio Banderas), Luis Don Lucho (Lou Diamond Phillips), Alex Vega (Mario Casas) and the other 30 workers. As the film shows the miners struggle, the story also centers on the people trying to get the thirty three men out; which includes Laurence Golborne (Rodrigo Santoro), Andre Sougarret (Gabriel Bryne), Maria Segovia (Juliette Binoche) and other family members to the miners.
While it may not be the definitive film based on the true events , The 33 was still a solid experience. The film captured the drama to the incident in a way that was both tense and engaging. With its strong cast and its fitting direction, The 33 is a film that (at the very least) captures the concept of survival and remaining hopeful even in the most drastic of times.