DVD review: ‘The 33’ ★★★

In an age of minute-by-minute global news coverage, Twitter feeds and anchors can be heard the frantic tapping of a screenwriter’s laptop keys. Five years have passed since the collapse of an Atacama Desert mine trapped 32 Chileans and one Bolivian underground for 69 days and it is perhaps surprising that the film world did not latch onto the remarkable story sooner. Like the cavernous interior of the mountain in which it takes place, Patricia Riggen’s The 33 (2015) has a number of faults but is still a compelling human drama.

The 33 is now available to purchase on DVD – to read the full review visit CineVue here!