Antonio Banderas Says Chile's Rescued Miners Taught World "The Value of Life"

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Antonio Banderas is excited for fans to see The 33 -- a movie based on the Chilean miners who were trapped underground for over two months in 2010, which Banderas says taught the world a huge lesson.

On Friday he and other cast members, including Rodrigo Santoro, met with the miners and Chilean leader Sebastian Pinera at the presidential palace.

"Millions of people and I include myself were glued to the TV following this story as these men held to the rocks inside that mine for nearly 70 days with the only dream of getting to see sunlight again; realizing the true importance of water, of food, the look of their children, the eyes of their wives - the value of life." Banderas said, according to The Huffington Post.

The 53-year-old actor will star as Mario Sepúlveda, who is known as "Super Mario," and became the public face of the miners.

The 33 is still currently filming, but the film is set to be released this year.

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