In "The 33," Antonio Banderas plays the leader of a group of Chilean miners rescued alive after more than two months trapped underground, a tale of triumph over adversity watched around the world.
Five years on, as the movie based on their plight hits screens across the United States, the 55-year-old actor told AFP, in a Spanish-language interview, how the men's story affected him.
Q. Some of the miners have been struggling since their ordeal. Several feel they were cheated of the money being made from their story, and have taken legal action. How do you view their fate?
A. They are not well. Mentally they are deeply affected. They made very little money from the rights to their story since these are split between 33 of them.