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Banderas: Chile miners taught world a life lesson

February 1, 2014 • Entertainment


The Spanish actor, Antonio Banderas, left, poses for photographers next to Mario Sepulveda, in Santiago, Chile, Friday Jan. 31, 2014. Sepulveda was one of the 33 miners who was trapped in a mine cave-in in Chile’s Atacama desert in 2010. The Spanish star will play Sepulveda, who known as “Super Mario,” became the public face of the miners. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Actor Antonio Banderas says the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped deep underground for 69 days in 2010 taught the world a huge lesson about the value of human life.

Banderas and French actress Juliette Binoche are starring in a film that dramatizes the cave-in at the mine in Chile’s Atacama desert and the globally televised rescue of the miners that mesmerized millions across the globe.

They met Friday with the miners and Chilean leader Sebastian Pinera at the presidential palace. The miners and cast, who also includes Brazilian Rodrigo Santoro and Irishman Gabriel Byrne, were Login to read more

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