Six years ago the eyes of the entire South American population were placed on a relatively unknown small mining town in Chile. When the San Jose mine collapsed in Copiapo, 33 miners were trapped under more than 2000 feet, and the news travelled fast.
This is what the movie is about…
For commercial reasons, the film-makers opted to have everyone speak English with an Spanish (Banderas)/South American (Santoro)/Mexican (Del Castillo)/ French (Binoche) accent… that in my opinion distances the audience from the story. It takes away big part of the drama.
The film wasn’t bad, but too many dumb clichés.
On the other hand Lou diamond Phillips shows that he still is one of the best character actors out there.