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THE 33

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 121m 52s

Ratings Info moderate threat, moderate bad language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Patricia Riggen

Cast includes Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Adriana Barraza, Kate Del Castillo, Cote De Pablo, Bob Gunton, Gabriel Byrne

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 15/03/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE 33 is a drama about the 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Chile, in which 33 miners were trapped underground.


Occasional scenes of moderate threat include an extended sequence in which the mine caves in, trapping the miners as they flee from falling rocks and debris. Various situations then emerge to prolong the threat which the men face, such as fear of starvation, further cave-ins, and failed rescue missions.


There is infrequent moderate bad language ('bitch', 'whore').

In one scene, a character briefly contemplates suicide by jumping from a ledge but is soon talked out of it.


THE 33
Warner Home Video Ltd
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121m 52s
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Part Subtitled

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

THE 33 [PART 1]
THE 33 [PART 2]

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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