GIVEAWAY: The 33–America’s Next Can’t Miss Film!
From Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures comes the untold true story of “The 33.”
In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic 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” captures the never-before-seen actual events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon.
The international cast is led by Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient”), James Brolin, and Lou Diamond Phillips, with Bob Gunton and Gabriel Byrne. The cast also includes Mario Casas, Jacob Vargas, Juan Pablo Raba, Oscar Nuñez, Tenoch Huerta, Marco Treviño, Adriana Barraza, Kate Del Castillo, Cote de Pablo, Elizabeth De Razzo and Naomi Scott.
“The 33” was filmed on location in Chile’s harshly remote yet breathtakingly beautiful Atacama desert just kilometers away from where the event took place, and deep within two mines located in central Colombia.
“The 33” is a presentation of Alcon Entertainment, co-founded by CEOs Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson. A Phoenix Pictures production, the film is being distributed domestically and in select international territories by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film has been rated PG-13 for a disaster sequence and some language.
ABOUT THE CAST
ANTONIO BANDERAS (Mario Sepúlveda) has received praise for his performances in film, television and theater, as well as behind the camera as a director.
Upcoming, Banderas stars in the films “Knights of Cups,” directed by Terrence Malick; “Security,” with Ben Kingsley; and Hugh Hudson’s “Altamira.”
He has earned three Golden Globe Award nominations, for his performances in Alan Parker’s big-screen adaptation of the musical “Evita,” opposite Madonna; Martin Campbell’s action adventure “The Mask of Zorro,” opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones; and the HBO movie “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself,” in which he starred in the title role. Banderas also received an Emmy Award nomination for the last.
RODRIGO SANTORO (Laurence Golborne) was most recently seen in Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s “Focus,” starring alongside Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Additionally, Santoro starred in Gavin O’Connor’s “Jane Got a Gun,” alongside Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton.
Upcoming, Santoro stars in the independent biopic “Pelé: Birth of a Legend,” on which he also serves as an associate producer. His upcoming projects also include Steven Bernstein’s indie drama “Dominion,” about the last days of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas; “Ben-Hur,” in which he portrays Jesus Christ; and the HBO series “Westworld,” based on the sci-fi feature of the same name.
JULIETTE BINOCHE (María Segovia) is an Academy Award-winning actress who has been recognized internationally for her work on the screen. She has the distinction of being the only person to win Best Actress honors at all three of Europe’s premier film festivals, most recently including the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for “Certified Copy.” She previously won both the Volpi Cup and Pasinetti Award for “Three Colors: Blue” at the 1993 Venice Film Festival, and the Silver Bear at the 1997 Berlin Film Festival for Anthony Minghella’s “The English Patient.”
JAMES BROLIN (Jeff Hart) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor whose work runs the gamut from studio blockbusters to prestigious independent projects.
He is currently starring in the new CBS hit series “Life in Pieces,” which centers on one family via stories told by its different members. Brolin plays patriarch John Short, alongside Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Colin Hanks, and, as the family matriarch, Dianne Wiest.
LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS (Don Lucho) has enjoyed great success as an actor, director, writer and producer across a myriad of platforms, including feature films, television and theatre.
On television, Phillips currently stars on the acclaimed hit drama “Longmire,” based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by Craig Johnson. Phillips plays Henry Standing Bear, Longmire’s closest friend. The show is currently airing on Netflix.
Upcoming, Phillips has new projects for the stage and screen. He plays a pivotal role on the new hit NBC series “Blindspot,” in episodes that begin airing this November. On the big screen, he will star as Richard Ramirez in the independent thriller “The Night Stalker,” opposite Bellamy Young, for award-winning writer/director Megan Griffiths. In addition, Phillips wrote and is starring in the play “Burning Desire,” which will make its world premiere at the Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury, Connecticut.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
PATRICIA RIGGEN (Director) is today one of the few Latin American female directors working in Hollywood. Originally from Mexico, she started her career as a screenwriter, producer and film executive at the Mexican Film Institute. She later moved to New York to earn an MFA in directing and screenwriting at Columbia University.
Her thesis film, “The Cornfield,” a period short film set during the Mexican revolution, screened at more than 30 international film festivals and received 20 awards, among them the Student Academy Award, the Mexican Academy Award for Best Short Film, the Student Emmy and a Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award.
MIKE MEDAVOY (Producer) has played a role in the success of some of the best American films over the past 35 years. From talent agent to studio chief to producer, he has been involved in more than 300 feature films, of which seven have won, and 17 have been nominated for, Best Picture Oscars. They have also garnered numerous other awards, including many international film festival awards and guild honors.
ROBERT KATZ (Producer) has more than 24 years experience in worldwide film production, development and finance with over 23 motion pictures alongside highly accomplished writers, directors, actors and crews. The feature films on which he has served have earned a total of 13 Academy Award nominations, with three wins, and more than $850,000,000 in worldwide box office revenues.
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