We’re fairly certain that prior to Aug. 5th of 2010 nobody knew what a Fénix Capsule was. All of that changed when a copper and gold mine collapsed and ignited disaster in Chile, trapping 33 men underground and keeping millions of viewers attached to their TV screens.
“With more than 2,000 feet of rock in their way, members of a rescue team work tirelessly for 69 days to save the seemingly doomed men. Beneath the rubble, the miners begin an epic quest to survive, contending with suffocating heat and the need for food and water. With family, friends and the rest of the world watching, it becomes a race against time and a test of the human spirit.” IMDb
Lou Diamond Phillips – who plays Luis “Don Lucho” Urzúa the shift foreman and who took a leading role while the miners were trapped and helped make more accurate maps of the cave for the rescue crews – engaged reporters and camera crews on The Red Carpet before joining Congressional Members and other Washington players. “Great art is often life affirming, and this movie is life affirming.” he says of his role.