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Antonio Banderas says rescued Chile miners taught millions worldwide a huge lesson about life

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)
January 31, 2014 - 11:59 AM

SANTIAGO, Chile - 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 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. Pinera said the rescue was an "injection of hope and faith" for the world.

Filming of "The 33" is set to run from Feb. 4 to March 10 at the copper and gold mine. A portion of it was already filmed at a salt mine in Colombia.

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