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With ever-growing safety concerns at the mine, Section Leader and longtime coal mining veteran Zeke struggles with the correct course of action, weighing on one hand the safety of his men, and on the other the need to earn a steady wage in an economically depressed region. Today, however, fate takes matters into its own hands when a huge methane explosion rips through the mine.
Smoke engulfs the men, forcing them to rely on nothing more than, brains, brawn, and faulty self-rescuers (oxygen tanks that afford them one hour of air). Mine 9 is the story of the struggle for survival against all odds; men trapped in hell as the result of exploitation, greed, and circumstance.
Eddie Mensore's "Mine 9," about a group of coal miners trying to survive a cave-in, is a bravura display of storytelling prowess, turning liabilities into virtues in the manner of all good low-budget films. Borrowing equally from the survival movie and the horror genre, it starts out by flat-out ...