Rodrigo Ortúzar announces plans to dramatize Chilean miners' stories

Saturday, September 4, 2010

"We are fine in the shelter the 33 [of us]."
Image: Diego Grez.

Chilean filmmaker Rodrigo Ortúzar, known for his film Mujeres Infieles, announced his plans to make a film about the Chilean miners trapped in the 2010 Copiapó mining accident.

After it was confirmed the miners were alive, Ortúzar started to work on the project. The movie is to be named Los 33 (English: The 33). "I said to one of my previous investors that if there was just one survivor, this would be a great movie, and well it wasn't one but 33, something that generates the first disgrace or tragedy to have a happy ending," Ortúzar told to Teletrece.

Ortúzar is already filming in Copiapó. This footage will be mixed with the dramatization. The movie is to be officially filmed in 2011, and will be released in theatres in 2012.