The new film ‘The 33’ dramatizes the 2010 mining disaster in Chile that trapped 33 miners underground for 69 days before they were successfully rescued. Star Antonio Banderas spoke to TODAY's Savannah Guthrie about how the film was made under “tough conditions.”
“It was kind of miserable. We were shooting in real mines in Colombia. It was very good for the movie, very bad for us,” he said.
Banderas met Mario Sepulveda, the leader of the trapped miners, and called him "a survivor." He also says the film is important because it delves into what was really happening inside the mine: “We have seen movies that we know the outcome. It happens with Titanic, it happens with Apollo 13… The story is just giving us simple but essential stories about life itself.”